Austria, Vienna

AsTeRICS Academy

when 11 July 2015 - 21 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS

The Assistive Technology Summer School offers international students a balanced and extensive project week to acquire and deepen practical knowledge in various topics of medern Assistive Technology. It is organised by the AsTeRICS Academy project of the University of Applied Schiences Technikum Wien and funded by the City of Vienna. Internationally acknowledges experts in the field of inclusive design and Assistive Technology will give lectures and hand-on tutorials. The thematic focusses of the Summer School are embedded in cultural activities and events of a varied accompanying program.

Target group

Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in an international or national University. The Summer School is designed for students in the field of medical technology, biomedical engineering, embedded systems, rehabilitation engineering or electrical engineering and computer schiences intressed in Assistive Technology. The Summer School lectures will be halb in English.

Course aim

Practical work is one key aspect of the Assistive Technology Summer: Participants will form small project groups and develop application ranging from alternative Human-Computer Interfaces to environmental control systems and specialised solutions for individual needs. In guided hands-on sessions you will work with bio signals (EMG;EEG;ECG,.., sensors, microcontrollers, head and eye tracking. The necessary hardware and software components for building these assistive applications are provided by the AsTeRICS Academy.

Fee info

EUR 0: Thanks to the funding of the city of Vienna you can attend the Assistive Technology Summer School FREE OF CHARGE! Included are workshops, lectures, welcome, farewell and cultural events. Travel costs, public transposrt, accomodation, meals, personal expenses and other incidentals are not included. Reasonably priced accomodation in Vienna, near the university, will be organised.