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SUITCEYES at SEMAPRO conference

The SUITCEYES consortium is happy to announce that a special track coordinated by project partners CERTH and HB was accepted by the organizers of the SEMAPRO 2019 conference, and took place on September 24th in Porto, Portugal. The special track was titled “SyMpATHY: Semantic Technologies for Healthcare and Accessibility Applications”. As its name indicates, the special track aimed to serve as a venue for presenting and discussing novel ideas, experiences… Continue Reading SUITCEYES at SEMAPRO conference

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Consortium meeting in Offenburg

On 5th – 6th December the 4th SUITCEYES consortium meeting took place at Offenburg University. The meeting kicked off with members providing updates on their respective work packages. However, the focal point of these two days were three separate participatory ideation and co-design workshops. One of the workshops held, was a co-creation session with Russ Palmer and Riitta Lahtinen. The goal of this session was to create gamified scenarios that can… Continue Reading Consortium meeting in Offenburg

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“Follow Your Partner” – SUITCEYES Pilot Study

Having created a prototype for the gamified scenario titled Follow Your Partner, designed to help individuals with deafblindness learn how to navigate with the vest, it was time to conduct a pilot study. The study, part of the SUITCEYES project, took place this November in Stuttgart and at Offenburg University with four individuals with deafblindness. The Follow Your Partner scenario revolves around a fictional story involving two persons: the wearer… Continue Reading “Follow Your Partner” – SUITCEYES Pilot Study

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Best paper award

SUITCEYES paper got awarded the 2nd prize for best paper award at SEMAPRO 2019, The Thirteenth International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing, held in Porto, Portugal, during September 22-26, 2019. See the award here 2nd prize best paper award

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Successful symposium in Borås

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.

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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 (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.

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Symposium: Haptic Communication – Breaking the Barriers

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.

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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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