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An image of the setup of our participatory design session
ACI Team Projects Publications Research

ACI at the DIS 2020 Conference

We are happy to share that the Affective & Cognitive Institute had a work-in-progress paper accepted into the prestigious ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2020, July 6-20) conference proceedings. Our paper titled “Co-Designing Assistive Tools to Support Social Interactions by Individuals with Deafblindness” describes the opportunities and challenges of including individuals with deafblindness in design …

Two researchers are discussing during the project meeting
Events Misc Projects

5th SUITCEYES Project Meeting in Offenburg

One of the last work weeks before Christmas. Everybody is preparing for a merry celebration. Well, not entirely. One group of international researchers still keep their minds sharp and active. They gather up at University of Applied Sciences Offenburg to continue their work in the SUITCEYES project. On 5th – 6th December the 5th SUITCEYES …

A students test the SUITCEYES prototype vest while an ACI coworker controls the vibration of the vest with his mobile phone.
Projects Research

Easter-Egg-Hunt Study

We started the new year testing our prototype for the SUITCEYES project in a field study. On Saturday, twelve students from Offenburg University participated in our deafblind simulation and navigated through four different routes guided only by the vibrations of the vest. The SUITCEYES project aims to empower deafblind individuals through the use of a …

ACI Team Events

Open Day at ACI

The newly founded ACI – Affective & Cognitive Institute of the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg introduces itself. On Wednesday, 14th November 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., an open day will take place in building B, room 123. We invite all employees, students and the public to get to know our team …

Projects Research

Vibrotactile vest for deafblind

A Communication Interface Deafblindness is a serious condition caused by accidents, illnesses or genetic preconditions, often leaving the visually and auditorily impaired person in a state of anxiety and depression. In the SUITCEYES project, we are addressing this issue and looking at ways of alleviating the distress it causes by enriching subjects’ experience in the …