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Year: 2019

SUITCEYES on SightCity Fair in Frankfurt

May 8-10, 2019

Logo of the Sight City Fir Exhibition in Frankfurt

Harpo participated in SightCity Frankfurt . It is the biggest,  annual exhibition for aids for the visually impaired. Together with many other manufacturers from all over the world, who present novelties and well-established products of their product range, Harpo promoted the developments of the SUITCEYES project. In 2019 135 exhibitors and about 3800 visitors were present at the fair.

SightCity International Exhibition stands for innovation and profound information concerning visual impairment. Over three days visitors had the opportunity to test various systems and products, inform each other about the latest medical findings and evaluate a large number of consulting and product offers. The specialized character of this exhibition gives visitors an opportunity for a personal contact with manufacturers, associations, consultants and doctors.

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SUITCEYES was presented on the Nordic Network on Disability Research Conference

Inclusion and Exclusion in the Welfare Society

8-10 May 2019

In May 2019 Sarah Woodin from the University of Leeds attended the NNDR Conference in Copenhagen ( ) where she presented on aspects of the user studies work of the SUITCEYES project. NNDR is a multidisciplinary network and it is the major conference of disability researchers interested in cultural, societal and environmental dimensions of disability and marginalisation in this part of the world. Although the majority of those attending are from Nordic countries, this is a very international conference, with delegates present from many countries worldwide.  The conference is held every two years, with a different country hosting each year.

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Symposium: Haptic Communication – Breaking the Barriers


Date: August 22, 2019
Time: 09:00-17.00 (tentative)
Venue: Vestindien C, Textile Fashion Centre, University of Borås, Borås, Sweden

How would you listen to the news, ask a shopkeeper about a product, know that your train has been cancelled, or find the keys that you have just dropped … if you could neither see nor hear?

We would like to warmly welcome you to this insightful symposium! For more information, click here.

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Consortium Meeting in Thessaloniki, April 2019

The third 3-day consortium meeting of SUITCEYES was held on 15-17th of April 2019 in Thessaloniki, hosted by the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). During the first day of the meeting all project partners were warmly welcomed by Stratos Kontopoulos from CERTH and the progress in all Working Packages (WPs) was presented.

Subsequently, the project coordinator, Nasrine Olson and WP1 leader, Jan Nolin started with briefly summarizing what has happened since the last plenary meeting and gave an outlook on the aims for the next months. Ray Holt from University of Leeds (WP4) and Stratos Kontopoulos from CERTH (WP3) talked about technology-based perception of the environment and Nils-Krister Persson (WP5) from University of Borås demonstrated an updated version of the prototype which could be used for testing in the near future.

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