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Smart, User-friendly, Interactive, Tactual, Cognition-Enhancer that Yields Extended Sensosphere - Appropriating sensor technologies, machine learning, gamification and smart haptic interfaces

Objective

Useful ICT innovations are continuously developed improving the quality of life for many people. However, such solutions do not typically included people with severe dual vision and hearing impairments, and at times also coupled with cognitive disability. Deafblindness is a grave condition. Though, rare at birth, it can be acquired due to different causes. There is an estimated 2.5 M deafblind persons in the EU. Limited communication is a major problem for this group; something that will be addressed by SUITCEYES in a novel way. Benefits are not limited to this group; rather the solution will scale to other areas.
SUITCEYES proposes a new, intelligent, flexible and expandable mode of haptic communication via soft interfaces. Based on user needs and informed by disability studies, the project combines smart textiles, sensors, semantic technologies, image processing, face and object recognition, machine learning, and gamification. It will address three challenges: perception of the environment; communication and exchange of semantic content; learning and joyful life experiences. SUITCEYES will extract and map the inner structure of high-dimensional, environmental and linguistic clues to low-dimensional spaces, which then translate into haptic signals. It will also utilize image processing, mapping environmental data to be used for enriched semantic reasoning. SUITCEYES’ intelligent haptic interface will help the users to learn activation patterns by a new medium. With this interface, users will be able to take more active part in society, improving possibilities for inclusion in social life and employment.
The solution will be developed in a user-centred iterative design process, with frequent evaluations and optimizations. The users’ learning experiences will be enriched through gamification and mediated social interactions. The proposed solution will take into account the potential differences in levels of impairments and user capabilities and adapt accordingly.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

HOEGSKOLAN I BORAS
Address
Allegatan 1
50190 Boras
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 747 910

Participants (7)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 246 875
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOCHSCHULE OFFENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 398 405
Address
Badstrasse 24
77652 Offenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 477 923
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 39 312,50
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LES DOIGTS QUI REVENT
France
EU contribution
€ 97 253,75
Address
11Bis Rue De Novalles
21240 Talant
Activity type
Other
Harpo Sp. z o. o.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 97 750
Address
27 Grudnia 7
61-737 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 254 533,75
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments