The SUITCEYES consortium consists of seven European partners, five from universities and research institutes, and two non-academic partners: an SME working with assistive technologies for people with functional disabilities including deafblindness and a non-profit organisation providing haptic books and services primarily to children with blindness and deafblindness. Together we build a strong team and cover the broad range of expertise that is required for the conduct of this project.
University of Borås, Sweden (HB)
The University of Borås (the project’s coordinating organisation) has approximately 12 000 students and over 700 employees. Several of the educational programs at the university of Borås are only available at this institution. Via the Swedish School of Textiles and Swedish School of Library and Information Science the university is the project coordinator of SUITCEYES and is responsible for WP1- Project Management and Coordination, and WP5- Smart, haptic interfaces.
Expertise: Knowledge Organization, Semantic Representations, Social Media Studies, Smart Textiles
Contact : Nasrine Olson, Nasrine.Olson@hb.se [Project Coordinator]
Centre for Research and Technology, Hellas, Greece (CERTH)
The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) is listed among the TOP-20 EU research centers. The Information Technologies Institute is a part of CERTH and is engaged in research of the the field of Informatics, Telematics and Telecommunication Technologies. In the SUITCEYES project, CERTH is responsible for WP3- Data Capture, Translation and Semantic Representation of Environmental Clues.
Expertise: Machine Learning, Image Processing, Object and Face Recognition, Semantic Web and Ontologies
Contact: Efstratios (Stratos) Kontopoulos, firstname.lastname@example.org
Offenburg University, Germany (HSO)
The affective lab is a part of the faculty Media and Information at the university of Offenburg. The focus of this lab is the development of context-aware and interactive systems which integrate a playful and fun character (gamification). In the SUITCEYES project the affective lab will create the gamification parts of the smart textile and HSO is responsible for WP7- Gamified and Social Interaction.
Expertise: Gamification, Affective Computing
Contact: Oliver Korn, email@example.com
University of Leeds, Great Britain (UNIVLEEDS)
The university of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. It covers a breadth of disciplines and strives to go beyond legal duties to create a positive environment for the diverse community of staff and students, such as promoting gender equality or recruiting the best students regardless of their background. In the SUITCEYES project the university of Leeds is responsible for WP2- User Needs, Society, and Social Inclusion, as well as WP4- Perception and Navigation.
Expertise: Disability Studies, Sensor Technologies, Assistive Technologies, Social Inclusion
Contact: Raymond Holt, R.J.Holt@leeds.ac.uk
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands (VU)
The Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam is an institution which is interested in not only gaining deeper, but also wider knowledge. They are highly linked to people and society, encourage free and open communication and ideas and stand for academic freedom and independence. In the project SUITCEYES the Vrije Universiteit is responsible for WP6- Haptic psychophysics and prototype testing.
Expertise: Haptics, Psychophysics
Contact: Astrid Kappers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Les Doigts Qui Rêvent, France (LDQR)
Les Doigts Qui Rêvent is a non-profit organisation, which creates and produces Tactile Illustrated Books (TIBs) for visually impaired children. Their vision is to integrate blind children into society and to sensitize public librarians to the need for TiBs in their libraries. In the SUITCEYES project, the main contributions of Les Doigts Qui Rêvent relate to Awareness creation strategies, stakeholder engagement, definition of project identity, and dissemination of results.
Expertise: Haptic books, Design, Knowledge about and network of contacts with end users
Contact: Mauricio Fuentes, Ldqr.email@example.com
Harpo Sp. z o.o., Poland (HARPO)
Harpo develops and delivers a range of assistive technology solutions for people with various disabilities. Thanks to their expertise in communication to blind persons they have developed and produce range of equipment. The products support literacy, help with early acquaintance to technology, help with mobility etc. The vision of Harpo is to eliminate the obstacles in interacting with the world when it comes to disabled people. In the project SUITCEYES Harpo is responsible for WP8- Dissemination, Knowledge-sharing and Exploitation of results.
Expertise: Insight into Assistive Technology market, Means of dissemination and exploitation of results, Network of contacts with end users
Contact: Joanna Starosta, firstname.lastname@example.org