SUITCEYES on Na Tak conference in Poznań

Na Tak meetings are a series of international conferences organized by the Na Tak Association and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. From 2015, the strategic partner of the conference is Harpo. This edition of the International Conference "(Nie)zależność” (Eng. “(In)dependence") was held on November 9-10, 2018 in Poznań, Poland. On the first lecture day when speakers from Poland and abroad visited and where the issues of supporting the independence…

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SUITCEYES in Zagreb

SUITCEYES on ATAAC Conference in Zagreb On 17-19th of October 2018 Harpo partner participated in Assistive Technology and Communication. Conference on the Advanced Technology for People with disabilities in Zagreb, Croatia. The ATAAC conference brings leading world experts and users of assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to Zagreb to present their knowledge and share their experience. The ATAAC conference hosted poster presentations of organisations using assistive…

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SUITCEYES Presented at the Book Fair

SUITCEYES Presented at the Book Fair, Göteborg, Sweden on Thursday 27 September 2018 14:30-15:15   Every year since 1985 a book fair is held in Göteborg Sweden, and over the years the event has become one of the largest cultural events in Scandinavia with around 95 000 visitors each year. This four-day-long book fair attracts authors, librarians, book lovers and Nobel laureates from near and far. However, by hosting many seminars…

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Presentation of SUITCEYES to members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Founded in 1739, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is an independent, non-governmental organisation which enhances the status of the sciences and their influence in society by promoting science of the highest quality. While involved in many outstanding endeavours, the academy is probably most broadly known, internationally, for its role in awarding the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry and Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Memory of Alfred Nobel for Economic…

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Consortium meeting in Leeds

The second face-to-face meeting of the SUITCEYES project consortium was held on 10-11th of July 2018 in Leeds, hosted by the University of Leeds, School of Civil Engineering. We used that opportunity to review our work so far and plan the next few months. The first day of meeting was focused on seminar part, in which we welcomed, among others, Leeds Disabled People’s Organisation. The members of this organisation told…

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A SUITCEYES paper presented at the PETRA 2018 conference

A short report by Nasrine Olson The conference took place in the beautiful Corfu, Greece, on June 26-29, and comprised of multiple sessions, three industrial workshops and seven regular workshops. Two project members, Oliver Korn and I attended the conference and I presented the first SUITCEYES publication, which was a peer-reviewed, full paper, titled, Empowering Persons with Deafblindness: Designing an Intelligent Assistive Wearable in the SUITCEYES Project, on Friday June…

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Standardisation Meeting 22 May 2018

Brussels Hotel NH Carrefour de l’ Europe Standardisation and standardization committees are an often forgotten channel for dissemination. Standardisation is an important contribution to the development of technology (as well as to other societal areas) in general and is a highly international way of working. There are several standardisation organisations. ISO is perhaps the most well-known. For the electronic and electrical field there is IEC, International Electrotechnical Commission. IEC in…

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Communication Carneval / Västsvenska kommunikationskarnevalen

Clarion Post Hotell, Göteborg 7-8 May 2018 The Town of Gothenburg and the regional authority for the western part of Sweden (Gothenburg, Borås etc), Västra Götlands regionen, VGR, arranged and supported what is called the “Communication  Carneval” . In spite of its rather generic name it is devoted to communication for the disabled. The carnival's basic idea is to be a forum and a meeting place for anyone interested in…

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SUITCEYES at the TYGIEL conference in Poland

On 17th March 2018 we presented the innovative concepts of SUITCEYES at the 10th Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference TYGIEL 2018 held in Lublin, Poland. Tomasz Rozwalka (Harpo) gave an invited speech entitled “Smart textiles for persons with deafblindness - exploitation of R&D results” during the opening session of this annual event for students, PhD students and young researchers from across Poland.

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The official Kickoff!

After a great start of the official SUITCEYES kickoff with the Symposium: From Touch to Cognition on January 17, 2018, which also included interested external parties and potential advisors (see this post), the project was also started internally by all partners of the consortium. Following the Symposium, each partner was introduced by the person responsible for the SUITCEYES project. To make sure that everyone knows as much about the schedule…

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