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Presentation Information     2018-01-22 (15:15)   •  4307

Speaker Lars Oestreicher  (HCI)
Title Ongoing research on Support for people with impairments (and for others too).
Abstract In this seminar, I will present some of my currently ongoing mini-projects with the target users being severely impaired people, and describe the general setting of these projects. Most of the projects described in this presentation are intended to be started this spring and will be a base for further grant applications. Among the projects presented are: 1) The Experience Library, a collaboration with the organisation for young people with spine injuries, and Uppsala Model Railway Organisation. The intention is to provide people who are more or less immobilised with an immersive experience of "being there". 2) Brain-music as a communicative means for severely impaired children. Using the latest EEG-technology we try to see whether it is possible to use these devices in order to facilitate communication for children who are today without an active language. 3) Dancing with thereminic instruments. The theremin is an old electronic instrument, created in 1914, which uses induction fields to detect the user's movements (without the user touching the instrument) In this project we will create a room version of the theremin, based on a completely different technology, and in the traditional Russian way, we therefore call it thereminic instruments (since it isn't really a theremin). You are warmly welcome to the seminar. Some demonstrations will also take place if time allows.