Somatic Digital Gains Significant Purchase Order

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space
    Flight Center Expands Technology Relationship

    CINCINNATI, June 10 /CNW/ -- Somatic Digital announced today that it
gained a significant U.S. Government contract to provide NASA Goddard Flight
Center with a Custom Solution Provider Partner Program and an unspecified
number of eTouchBooks(TM) embedded with the Touch User Interface (TUI)
technology. The TUI is to the printed page what the Graphic User Interface
(GUI) is to the computer screen.
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    The eTouchBook enables readers of normally and Braille printed materials
to touch the page and retrieve linked digital content or launch communication
applications on a computer. By acting as a touch screen user interface, the
printed page becomes a portal to the digital environment. This direct linking
of print and digital assets creates a new ecosystem of contents and services
for publishers, authors, and content creators.
    "The eTouchBook created by Somatic Digital will allow NASA to provide a
powerful multimedia tool that will make Earth science and any other science
content come alive for students with different learning styles and abilities
including those who are blind or deaf, or who require a combination of sensory
inputs to grasp important concepts," said Dr. Elissa Levine, a scientist in
the Biospheric Sciences Branch at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
    According to Jason E. Barkeloo, Founder & President, Somatic Digital, "We
are pleased to expand our technology relationship with NASA. Their vision and
commitment to providing printed and digital science content to everyone in a
universally designed way makes them an ideal partner to distribute the
eTouchBook ecosystem."
    About Somatic Digital
    Somatic Digital, LLC is a developer of the Touch User Interface (TUI)
technology and the tools for implementing the technology into publishing
workflows. The TUI technology creates a "touch screen" experience with the
regular printed page. By connecting paper directly to services and digital
content that can reside on optical media, the Internet, or hard-drives, an
entire ecosystem is created around the ordinary printed page. Through its
unique licensing product (Partner Program), entrepreneurs, marketers,
publishers, and anyone wishing to create products around linking print and
digital assets are able to do so inexpensively. As a designer of universally
designed TUI technology, our technology can be used for inclusion and persons
with disabilities, including interactive tactile images and Braille.
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For further information:

For further information: Laura Fairbanks, Operations Manager, Somatic 
Digital, +1-513-322-1638, +1-888-322-5121, Web Site:

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