Vienna Summer School for Assistive Technology
In course of the AsTeRICS Academy project two international Summer Schools for Assistive Technology were organized in July 2015 and July 2016 at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. These summer schools offered international students a balanced and extensive project week to acquire and deepen practical knowledge in various topics of modern Assistive Technology. International acknowledged experts in the field of inclusive design and assistive technology hold lectures and hands-on tutorials. The thematic focuses were embedded in cultural activities and events of a varied accompanying program.
Folder Summer School 2015 Folder Summer School 2016
Practical work was a key aspect of the educational program implemented within the AsTeRICS International Summer School: Participants formed small project groups and developed assistive solutions with real-world relevance under guidance of the workshop leaders. The developed applications range from alternative Human-Computer Interfaces (HCI) to environmental control systems and sepcialised solutions for individual needs. In guided hands-on sessions they worked with bio signals (EMG, EEG, ECG, ...), sensors, microcontrollers, head and eye tracking. The necessary hardware and software components for building these assistive applications were provided by the AsTeRICS Academy. The AsTeRICS construction set offers an easy useable set of building blocks for rapid prototyping of assistive solutions. Thus, the Summer School offered not only knowledge about the state-of-the-art in Assistive Technologies, but also lots of practical experience in the development of tailored assistive systems.
International guest lecturers
International experts in fields like low tech assistive tools, web accessibility, AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) or Open Access came to the AsTeRICS Academy Summer School and hold guest lectures.
All participating students received a transcript of records after graduating from the Summer School. The University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien granted 3 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Participants of the Summer School 2016