India EU Workshop on Inclusive Design and Standardization (28 – 29 November 2022)

India EU Workshop on Inclusive Design and Standardization (28 – 29 November 2022)

The Indo-EU workshop on Inclusive Design and Standardization presented a set of presentations and panel discussions from India and Europe discussing recent development in assistive technology, standardization and rehabilitation. The workshop was preceeded by a hackathon involving eye gaze controlled cyber physical systems held at Vidyasagar (Spastic Society of Tamil Nadu), Chennai. The workshop will discuss outcome from the hackathon and explore sustainability of proposed solutions and prospective India-EU collaboration for development and standardization of new assistive technology.

  • Can Quadriplegic persons operate robots?
  • What is the gap in present accessibility standard within Indian context.
  • How gaming leads to new assistive technology.

All of us get fortunate in life in seeing children growing up. As a child starts to crawl, speak, walk, it brings joy to the parents and relatives. However, children with different range of abilities often follow a different development path than their able-bodied counterpart. Recent research in XR Technologies, Computer Vision and AI are redefining interaction with electronic media in new ways which was not thought before. However, is this progress being distributed fairly among all parts of the society? Researchers often evaluate the accuracy of their system for best case scenario (or for expert users) but do they consider the different ranges of abilities of users? In fact how the recent advance in interactive systems is supporting users who cannot use existing interaction devices or need special interaction modalities?

 

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