Assistance system for climbing sports – Research topic March & April 2024

Can people with blindness and/or visual impairments also climb? Yes, sighted people are often very surprised when they see people climbing even though they can’t see holds or rocks. The handles and steps are felt with the arm and foot in a semi-circle. This works very well. However, assistance can also be provided from below… Continue reading Assistance system for climbing sports – Research topic March & April 2024

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Two awards in the UNIKATE ideas competition

The UNIKATE prize honours ideas for new technological developments that enable people with disabilities to have more self-determination, equal participation in society and thus live together as equals – inclusion in the sense of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The prize is aimed at pupils and students with creative ideas… Continue reading Two awards in the UNIKATE ideas competition

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Prototype presentation at the BBI

On 18 December 2023, one of our project workshops took place at the Institute for the Blind in Vienna. The aim of the workshop was to test the first prototypes of five projects from the higher technical colleges in which innovative Smart Sport Assistance solutions are being developed. These projects are led by the HTL… Continue reading Prototype presentation at the BBI

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UNIKATE Ideas Competition

The UNIKATE prize honours ideas for new technological developments that enable people with disabilities to have more self-determination, equal participation in society and thus live together as equals – inclusion in the sense of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The prize is aimed at pupils and students with creative ideas… Continue reading UNIKATE Ideas Competition

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Ball games – research topic November & December 2023

As already mentioned in the May & June 2023 research topic, the technical adaptation of the bell ball is one of our development goals. The University of Vienna is currently working with two HTL school classes to equip a bell ball with appropriate sensors and various information transmitters so that the ball still emits acoustic… Continue reading Ball games – research topic November & December 2023

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Sensor suspension inside a bell ball – Research topic September & October 2023

As already mentioned in the contribution of the research topic for the months of May and June 2023, we are currently working on the adaptation of a ringing ball. In order to analyse the movement of the ball in real time, the ringing ball will be equipped with an (inertial) sensor, which will be located… Continue reading Sensor suspension inside a bell ball – Research topic September & October 2023

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May 5th – Inclusion Day

Our project SmartSportAssistance aims at facilitating access to exercise & sport for blind and visually impaired students by developing assistance systems. Become part of our project and contribute to the inclusion of blind and visually impaired people by sharing your ideas on our research topics. Research with us

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