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NEWS

29/04/2015

IRISBOND HAS BEEN AWARDED THE QUEEN SOFIA AWARD FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Today Irisbond, along with B&J Adaptaciones, received the Queen Sofia Award for Assistive Technology in the Patio de los Borbones of the Royal Palace of El Pardo. The award was presented by Her Majesty the Queen Letizia and Her Majesty the Queen Sofia. Also in attendance was the Minister of Health, Alfonso Alonso, Secretary General of the Royal Board on Disability, Susana Camarero, and the President of the Royal Board on Disability and President of the Jury, Ignacio Tremiño.

The Queen Sofia Awards are organized by the Royal Board on Disability. This year, the National Center for Assistive Technology (CENTAC) joined forces with the Royal Board on Disability to convene a new prize category: Assistive Technology.

In an official statement from the adjudicators, Irisbond won the award “for the ‘Miradas que hablan’ (My Eyes Speak) project, and its innovative and entrepreneurial nature in the field of technology and accessibility. Irisbond provides a communication aid for people suffering from severe physical impairment, a system based on eye movement and artificial vision technologies that allow users to control a computer with their eyes. The company has been commercializing the eye tracker mainly in Latin America and Europe. Irisbond’s eye tracker opens a channel of communication for people suffering from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), cerebral palsy and other conditions.”

B&J Adaptaciones, on the other hand, was awarded the prize for its long track record in fighting for individuals’ autonomy by being a distributor of nearly 1,000 different assistive technology products.




“This award is a great inspiration to continue working for people with disabilities,” said Eduardo Jauregui, Irisbond CEO and co-founder, at the awards ceremony. “Working on technological developments that improve the quality of life of people with severe conditions, in this case ALS, paralysis or brain damage, is extremely rewarding.” He concluded: “We’ve improved a lot, but there’s still a lot of work to do. For us this has never been about philanthropy, this has always been about making things fair.”

Irisbond was born in San Sebastián, Spain, in July 2013 with the technological support of Vicomtech-IK4, a reference in the world of computer graphics and visual computing research. The Irisbond Primma eye tracker, a device which allows users to control a computer by moving their eyes, was introduced to the market in October 2013. In addition to assistive technology, the technology also has various applications in industrial processes, healthcare and other sectors where professionals are busy working with their hands and/or their hands need to remain sanitized.

Last year Irisbond also won the Toribio Echevarría prize in both the “Technological” and the “Supporting Internationalisation” categories, and was the Basque Country regional winner of the EmprendedorXXI award “Social Impact”, and was a runner-up in the “Social Impact” category in the national finals. In 2015 it won the Reto Ability (Ability Challenge), which is a new category in the Telefonica Ability Awards that rewards technological innovation which promotes the inclusion of people with a disability in society.



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IRISBOND CROWDBONDING, S.L.
Paseo Mikeletegi 56
20009 Donostia - San Sebastián
Gipuzkoa
Spain

Tel. +34 943 49 66 22
VAT ID: B-75091058

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PRIVACY POLICY

At IRISBOND CROWDBONDING, S.L. we are aware of the value of your privacy. Therefore, we only require little personal information, such as your name and e-mail address, when it is strictly necessary to provide you with the information, products or services that you request or to contact you. In such a case, we will communicate that we save the data and the purpose of the collection before you send them.

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IRISBOND CROWDBONDING, S.L 
Paseo Mikeletegi 56
20009 
Donostia-San Sebastián
Gipuzkoa
Spain

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TERMS OF SALE

Delivery Date

Once you have placed your order, you will receive a confirmation email including the tracking number assigned by the third party shipping company (UPS). With this number you will always know the exact date on which your order will be delivered. We ship subject to stock availability within approx. 3 working days after receiving payment if your shipping address is in Spain. Delivery can take up to 7 working days for the rest of Europe and up to 10 working days for the rest of the world.


Trial Period

The customer shall have a 1-month trial period to assess whether the purchased product and services correspond to their needs and satisfy their expectations. Should the customer decide to return the product within this period, Irisbond will refund the full amount. The customer is responsible for the shipping costs of returned goods. The eye-tracker must be returned in its original packaging and with all the included accessories (USB cable, memory stick, ...) to the following address:
IRISBOND CROWDBONDING, S.L.

Paseo Mikeletegi 56
20009 Donostia-San Sebastián
Gipuzkoa
Spain


Warranty

Irisbond shall repair or replace any defective product during the warranty period free of charge. The warranty period is 2 years from the date of purchase and 6 months after any repair. The warranty is void if the eye-tracker has been tampered with by unauthorized personnel. The following items are not covered under warranty:
- External cables
- Damage caused by misuse of the eye-tracker


Ways to Buy

- In our online store at www.irisbond.com. Buying online is available in selected countries as specified on the website. To make a purchase, select a product or a product bundle, a shipping country and a method of payment. You have the option to enter some basic contact information, receive a quote via email and complete your purchase later. During the purchasing process, the customer must create a user profile and will be redirected to a secure payment platform.
- Ask for a quote (pro forma invoice) and make a wire transfer.


Payment Methods and Financing

Payments must be made in Euros. There are two methods of payment available:

- With a debit or credit card (Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro, Mastercard) at www.irisbond.com. Payments are carried out via the RedSys secure payment platform. The customer may choose to make a one-off payment or pay in 12 installments by direct debit. In the case of payment in installments, the customer authorizes RedSys to charge the monthly payments as specified in the quote. A 6% discount is applied to customers who choose to make a one-off payment.
- A one-off payment via wire transfer.


VAT, Sales Tax and Other Taxes

Orders in the European Union: We charge VAT at the reduced rate of 10%. We don’t charge any VAT to Limited Companies in the EU with a valid VIES (VAT Information Exchange System) number.

Orders in other territories: No VAT or sales tax is added to orders outside the European Union. The payment of sales or any other taxes or charges applicable in the customer’s country of residence that may be applied to the order, such as customs duties and tariffs, is the responsibility of the customer.


Order Status

A maximum of 10 eye-trackers may be purchased online. For orders exceeding this quantity, please get in touch with us via email or phone.
- Quote. Quotes are valid for 30 days. During this period, customers can access their user area online and complete the purchase or make a wire transfer.
Pending. If you have not completed your online purchase, the order will be available during 30 days.
- Ready. Your order has been received.
Processing. Your order is being processed by Irisbond.
Complete. Your order has been completed and dispatched.
- Cancelled. Your order has been cancelled.


Refund

Irisbond does not accept refunds except in the cases stated in Warranty. It is possible to return an eye-tracker that is no longer in use, even if you have chosen to pay in installments and not all monthly payments have been made. In this case, Irisbond will attempt to donate the device to an association or organization of the customer’s choice, so that others can use it at no cost to the organization.


Products and services

Irisbond offers various products and services that are available for purchase as bundles.

The IRISBOND DUO Communicate & Work bundle includes:
- The Irisbond Duo eye-tracker
- A USB cable 
- A USB drive with the Primma and Akzede software
- Remote installation
- Technical support
- Software updates

The IRISBOND DUO Control your Environment bundle includes:
- The Irisbond Duo eye-tracker
- A USB cable 
- A USB drive with the Primma and Akzede software
- Remote installation
- Technical support
- Software updates
- One BJ-254 environmental control device, along with installation support for this device

The IRISBOND DUO Learn bundle includes:
- The Irisbond Duo eye-tracker
- A USB cable 
- A USB drive with the Primma and EyeLearn software
- Remote installation
- Technical support
- Software updates

The IRISBOND DUO Learn with pedagogical support bundle includes:
- The Irisbond Duo eye-tracker
- A USB cable 
- A USB drive with the Primma and EyeLearn software
- Remote installation
- Technical support
- Software updates
- Pedagogical support (see the Definitions section for more information)

- The IRISBOND DUO Communicate & Work for tablet bundle includes:
- The Irisbond Duo eye-tracker
- Tablet Accessories
- A USB drive with the Primma and Akzede software
- Remote installation
- Technical support
- Software updates

- The IRISBOND DUO tablet accessories are customize and include:
- Irisbond Duo Eyegaze Bracket 
- Tablet Cradle
- Wheelchair mount with joints

- The IRISBOND DUO Learn for Tablet bundle includes:
- The Irisbond Duo eye-tracker
- Tablet Accessories
- A USB drive with the Primma and EyeLearn software
- Remote installation
- Technical support
- Software updates

The IRISBOND DUO Learn for Tablet with pedagogical support bundle includes:
- The Irisbond Duo eye-tracker
- Tablet Accessories
- A USB drive with the Primma and EyeLearn software
- Remote installation
- Technical support
- Software updates
- Pedagogical support (see the Definitions section for more information)

Definitions

These are the definitions of products and services provided by Irisbond sold separately or in bundles (see the Products and Services section for more information).

- Pedagogical support. Pedagogical support consists of 2 phone sessions, each lasting a maximum of 2 hours, and a follow-up after a month with a special education professional appointed by Irisbond. Follow-ups can take place via email or phone.

- Environmental control. The BJ-254 infrared device and its remote installation.

- Remote installation. One remote connection using TeamViewer of a maximum duration of 2 hours (or 3 hours in the case of purchasing the environmental control device together with the eye-tracker).

Technical support. Any necessary support will be provided during the warranty period via phone, email and if needed, via remote connection.