13:00 – 13:25 Keynote – Accessibility and Assistive Technology – Where Participatory Design for a More Inclusive Society Starts
Klaus Miesenberger (AT), head of the Institute Integriert Studieren at Johannes Kepler University Linz, long-years scientific editor of the International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP), executive board member KI-I (Kompetenznetzwerk IKT zur Förderung der Inklusion, www.ki-i.at), past-president of the Association for the Advancement of Assisitve Technology in Europe (AAATE, www.aaate.net) and found of the society “bookAccess” (www.bookaccess.at).
The number of digital gadgets, apps, devices that promise assistance and aid is enormous. With this also the amount of data is exploding and leave a trail of questions concering accessibility and usability. This talk will search for the starting point in mastering the digital transformation for inclusion and participation. Since many years Klaus Miesenberger does research in Computer Science, Human-computer Interaction and Software Engineering related to Assistive Technologies, Accessibility and Inclusion of People with Disabilities and the aging population. He is in charge of services for students with disabilities at JKU what provides a very practical and user centered research environment.
Moderation Jakob Doppler (AT), Academic Director Master Digital Healthcare, Coordinator Center for Digital Health and Social Innovation, St. Pölten UAS
13:25 – 13:40 Taking Eye-Tracking to the Real World – What We Learned From Developing Integrated Eye-Tracking and Sensor Technology to Follow the Visual Habits of Children at School
Vanessa Leung (AT/CH), Center for Digital Health and Social Innovation, St. Pölten UAS, Novartis Research Foundation grant winner
Mobile eye-tracking technology has rapidly matured in recent years and stands ready to enter our daily lives. What are the potentials and challenges of “smart glasses” in the context of digital health and wellbeing? We will share some of the lessons learnt from our experience of tracking children through their school day, as we searched for insights into the global rise in myopia (nearsightedness).