On 22nd August 2019 the symposium “Haptic Communication – Breaking the Barriers for Inclusion and Participation” took place at the Textile Fashion Centre in the University of Borås, Sweden. The symposium aimed at addressing the issue of deafblindness from a number or perspectives: personal experiences, policies, science and technology research and linguistics amongst others.
Category: Interest group community
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.
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.
The SUITCEYES consortium is very happy to announce that a special track proposed by project partners CERTH and HB was accepted by the organizers of the SEMAPRO 2019 conference, which will take place the coming September in Porto, Portugal.
On March 11-15, 2019 Harpo participated in the 34th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in Anaheim, USA. We presented SUITCEYES on the project stand during the whole event and presented the paper Sensor technology, gamification, haptic interfaces in an assistive wearable submitted to the Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities on March 14 (Session information).
On March 11-15, 2019 Harpo will participate in the 34th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in Anaheim, USA. Presenting the paper Sensor technology, gamification, haptic interfaces in an assistive wearable submitted to the Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities will be a significant part of our activity during this Conference. Below one can find the details about our session:
Title: Sensor technology, gamification, haptic interfaces in an assistive wearable
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Elite 3
Online handouts that will be presented during this session are available here: Download PDF here
Network, learn and share …
At the turn from January to February 2019 the Board of Harpo (Jarek Urbanski and Ola Cebernik) attended the Assistive Technology Industry Association ATIA 2019 Orlando Conference and Exhibition. Practitioners and parents, teachers and researchers, manufacturers, and distributors -individuals and organizations who together reach more than 1 million people with disabilities – all come to the ATIA Conference to:
- Network with colleagues, customers, and the community,
- Learn about the latest trends, tools, and best practices,
- Share their insights to enhance opportunities for persons with disabilities.