News from the COGAIN Association and misc. news from DTU Bjarne Kjær Ersbøll 2nd ATIS4all workshop, Prague
COmmunication by GAzeINteractionHomepage: http://www.COGAIN.org
COGAIN – 23 institutional members Organizations working with users with disabilities Communication and Technology Centre Tikoteekki /FAIDD, Finland DART, Sweden ACE Centre, UK
COGAIN – 23 institutional members Universities and research institutes Czech Technical University, Czech Republic IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark DTU Informatics, Denmark, University of Tampere, Finland MIPS – Université de Haute-Alsace, France University of Ulm, Germany GazeCom c/o UniversitaetzuLuebeck/INB, Germany Politecnicodi Torino, Italy Siauliai University, Lithuania Institute of Neuroinformatics, UNI-ETH Zurich, Switzerland De Montfort University, UK
COGAIN – 23 institutional members Manufacturers and software houses Metrovision, France alea technologies gmbh, Germany SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH, Germany NDS Technologies, Israel Ltd. Tobii Technology, Sweden Eye Response Technologies, USA EyeTech Digital Systems, Inc., USA LC Technologies, Inc., USA SR Research Ltd, USA
COGAIN – 74 personal members UK 14 Finland 10 Germany 9 Denmark 8 Italy 7 USA 7 Lithuania 5 Sweden 5 Japan 2 Canada 1 France 1 India 1 Netherlands 1 Norway 1 Singapore 1 Spain 1
Standardization Fulvio Corno, Politecnico di Torino
Review Recommendation #2 Recommendation 2: Consistently with the contract, the objectives of the COGAIN NoE of Annex I and the WP2, it is recommended that the consortium gives the second highest priority to the design and implementation of a concrete approach to standardization aiming to fostering the interoperability between the hardware and software components enabling gaze-based communications. This approach should include, but is not limited to: derive a realistic work plan from the "Standardization roadmap" proposed so far; defines the landmarks and success indicators towards the concerned standardization bodies; the detailed assessment of the resources necessary for the standardization approach; the priorities of the standardization strategy as far as gaze-based communication is concerned; anticipation of how the COGAIN Association will replace the COGAIN NoE for the continuation of the standardization work that must be integrated into the agreement mentioned in the recommendation #1 above.
Standards: Time and Effort COGAIN NoE has a limited timespan COGAIN Association has limited resources (at least initially) We need a lean, cost-effective, process Open to external collaborations Open to inputs from user communities and industries Exploiting the expertise of the partners
Transitioning to the Association Standardization Roadmap v3.0 designed to be compatible with the COGAIN Association constraints COGAIN Association is going to incorporate the Standardization Roadmap into its Research Roadmap COGAIN NoE sent a proposed Roadmap to the Association Mainly editorial and formal changes On-going activities will continue, at least on the 4 main topics
COGAIN Association to develop standard for the measurement of Eye Tracker Accuracy, Precision and Specifications. Technical committee formed 15 committee members and many more sub committee members. Lund University has invested a 6 month position to this work. Actively seeking funding The first committee meeting held on 21st august, in Marseille, to coincide with ECEM 2011 Were invited to give a plenary talk on this COGAIN standard at ECEM too, followed by a panel discussion.
COGAIN Association General Assemblyheld 1 September 2011New board elected Newly elected members: Arantxa Villanueva, Spain, John Paulin Hansen, Denmark, Margret Buchholz, Sweden, Fiona Mulvey, Denmark/Sweden, Detlev Droege, Germany Positions to befilled: President Vice President Secretary-Treasurer Organisation Chair Portal Editor
Misc. from Technical University of Denmark Centre for Playware at DTU. Professor Henrik Hautop Lund. http://www.dtu.dk/centre/playware/English.aspxhttp://www.playware.dk
Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) HRI for service, welfare and entertainment Robotic technology may help and inspire
Estimated maximum heart rate: 220 – age. “When doing rehabilitation not everything is as much fun. Then it is nice to have a little competition. When having gone through a heart attack it is not always desired to go down to the gym and exercise. There has to be something to “spice it up”, and I think that the tiles makes this possible”. Cardiac patient Heart News Magazine referring to the hospital report Sygehus Fyn Hospital report, 2007 [in Danish] + CNN & WIRED
Tests by hospital – stroke patients Balance, walking rhythm, weight carrying, coordination and orientation skills (e.g. crossing midline), cognitive skills (repetitive and varied movements)