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
Category: Official Events
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… Continue Reading Consortium meeting in Offenburg
This edition of the International 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 actions. “Na… 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
New garment for the SUITCEYES vest prototype 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… Continue Reading “Follow Your Partner” – SUITCEYES Pilot Study
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… Continue Reading SUITCEYES at SEMAPRO conference
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.
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.