Visit at Foundation for Disable People – Workshop Therapy by Manual
The Foundation for
Disable People “Rozyczka” (Eng.: “the Small Rose”) is a non-governmental body
supporting disable people in different forms of activities. One of such forms
are Workshops for Therapy by Manual Activities “Tecza” (Eng.: “Rainbow”)
located at Gliwice-Labedy. About 50 people attending the workshops every day.
They are adult people in age starting at 20 with both mental and physical
disabilities. Near half of them can be classified as youth below 30 years
old. Some of workshops participant fulfilled the questionnaire about disable
expectations on virtual reality and related questions.
The visit at “Tecza”
was the first activity of the second Transnational Project Meeting.
Participants visited almost all workshops (e.g. theatre, painting arts,
sewing, office trainings etc.) and met disable people during their
activities. Proper explanation and guidance have been provided by the head of
workshop Mrs Dorota Soilam. She answered also all questions given by project
For the future
activities a representative for training project activities will be recruited
from the group of “Tecza” participants and will go for the training with
personal guide/supporting person, who is a staff of the workshop.
Plenary session: Project progress and
discussion about intellectual output
The general discussion
took place at the Department of Power Electronics, Electrical Drives and
Robotics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering who is leading unit at SUT for
the project. The general discussion has been moderated by Project
Coordinator, Tufan Adigüzel.
The topics discussed,
and the decisions made are as follows:
summarized results of evaluation of questionnaires. He presented gathered
data in respect of different criteria (e.g. age, location, gender, work and
marital status). Appointments related to preferred activities and type of
virtual games will be taken into account during future project actions.
Separate report with analysis of surveys will be prepared.
The second aspect of
project progress discussion was developing of virtual reality applications.
The coordinator presented results of VR experimental examination by disables
during 2nd study visit in Athens and also reported current
progress on developing of VR applications carried out within O2 activity. Summarizing
the related results of questionnaires to the current VR applications
3. Visits in Laboratories at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, SUT
After the first part of
the discussion participants visited laboratories at the Department of Power
Electronics, Electrical Drives and Robotics at the Faculty of Electrical
Engineering, SUT. The following labs were presented: Laboratory of Mobile
Robots, Laboratory for High Frequency Conversion, Laboratory of
Superconductivity and Laboratory of Power Electronic Converters. The lab for
Mobile Robots has been presented in aspect of its possible engagement to
develop hardware tools supporting the VR applications. Rest of laboratories
were considered as a presentation of potential for future cooperation between
4. Plenary session: Time
Planning and forthcoming events/activities:
The final session was focused on the future project progress and
forthcoming events and activities, particularly for those planned during the
upcoming half of a year.
The following conclusions have been drawn:
Questionnaires as an output O1
were elaborated. The detailed report is in preparation. |
The development of VR games is
in progress as an O2 output. The development of VR games is planned to be
completed by May 16th, 2019.
As soon as any application is completed, it must be sent to the partners to
be tested. The partners should give prompt feedback and all tests of the
applications must be done before June
Content of the Social Inclusion
Workshop is planned to be prepared by
May 16th, 2019. Initial ideas for Workshop content include,
but are not limited to:Discovering Istanbul from the
way of the people with disabilities.Activities to make people feel
self-confident.Activities to make people feel highly motivated.Activities to make people feel
The Social Inclusion Workshop is
planned to be held in Istanbul in
the period of June 24th –
30th, 2019. UOFD and KIO will cover accommodation expenses of
BAU participants. BAU, KIO and UOFD will cover accommodation and travel
expenses of Greece participants.
The third Transnational Project
Meeting is planned to be held in Greece between September 9th and
September 20th, 2019.
The project website will be
launched by the midterm report submission.
Multiplier events are planned in
November and December 2019 & January and February 2020.