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Tactile Audio Displays Inc.

Tactile Audio Displays represent a new technology that will revolutionize music, movies, and gaming media for everyone: See, hear, and feel!

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  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded March 2010
  • Employees 10
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
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Company Summary

TAD is an R&D company specializing in the development of sound systems for the body. TAD exploits the somatosensory system, in particular, the sense of touch, as a new channel for presenting information to the body. Our systems are designed for use in luxury vehicles, high-end theatres, recording studios, and 360 film production houses. We develop hardware, software, and systems using our patented technologies.


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    Maria Karam
    Founder, President

    Dr. Karam is the founder of TADs, and a human computer interaction specialist. Karam co-developed the technology used in TADs with a team of scientists at Ryerson University in Toronto. TAD allows the body to be used as a hearing organ, which has a multitude of applications in entertainment and health care: from making sound from film accessible to deaf and blind people, to adding a new dimension to electronic music, the TAD system is the next ge

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    Garth Wichstrom
    Vice President

    Wichstrom is a dynamic leader who brings a new perspective to the development of a start up in the entertainment industry. Garth's experiences in journalism, entrepreneurship, and international relations provide a fresh and exciting approach to combining an international outlook to a home-grown company. Direct, common sense, fun-loving, and a unconventional, Garth leads a strong team forward into the uncharted territories of tactile audio.


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    Jonathan Mesiano Crookston
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    Daniel Indrigo

Previous Investors

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    Ontario Centres of Excellence
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    Telefilm Canada