From 9th to 13th March 2020, the project partner Harpo participated in the 35th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in Anaheim, USA. The conference usually draws more than 4,500 persons annually who attend sessions, visit the exhibition halls, and participate in affiliate meetings and informal gatherings. Given the current situation related to the coronavirus pandemic, some exhibitors and participants withdrew from participation in this year’s conference. However, Harpo attended the… Continue Reading SUITCEYES on CSUN AT Conference 2020 in Anaheim, USA
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On February 7th, the Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy, Mrs Amanda Lind, visited the Swedish School of Textiles and the Textile Fashion Center. Nils-Krister Persson, the head of the “Smart Textiles Technology Lab” and work package leader in SUITCEYES had the pleasure to guide the Minister in the Smart Textile Showroom. Mr Persson demonstrated The “Black Dress” of SUITCEYES and described the project. SUITCEYES aims for inclusion in society by interactive… Continue Reading SUITCEYES presented to the Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy
This edition of the International Na Tak Conference ”Opieka, Terapia, Edukacja (translated to English: “Care, Therapy, Education”) was held on November 29, 2019 in Poznań, Poland. The main goal of the conference was pointed out by the introductory lecture of Prof. Danuta Kopeć from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Three main questions were asked: “Who? How? Why?”. Professor Kopeć tried to answer them and set the course of future… Continue Reading SUITCEYES on Na Tak conference in Poznań
On 20th and 21st of November two members of the SUITCEYES project, Nasrine Olson and Nils-Krister Persson, attended a conference titled “Digital Future – How can ICT help people with deafblindness gain access to an active and social life?”. The two-day conference was hosted by Eikholt, which is a National Resource Centre for the deafblind related issues and a living arena for synergies and competence development. The conference was attended… Continue Reading ICT Conference at Eikholt in Drammen, Norway
Our project has been presented in a Swedish magazine of the Association for Visual Rehabilitation. For more information, please see page 5 in the following .pdf document.
May 8-10, 2019
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.
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 (http://www.nndr2019.org/ ) 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.
SAVE THE DATE – UPCOMING EVENT IN AUGUST
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.
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.