Austria, Vienna

Vienna Summer School for Assistive Technology 2016

when 11 July 2016 - 20 July 2016
language English
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 modern Assistive Technology. It is organised by the AsTeRICS Academy project of the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien and funded by the City of Vienna. International acknowledged experts in the field of inclusive design and assistive technology will held lectures and hands-on tutorials. The thematic focuses are embedded in cultural activities and events of a varied accompanying program.
Practical work is one key aspect of educational program implemented within the AsTeRICS International Summer School: Participants will form small project groups and develop assistive solutions with real-world relevance under guidance of the workshop leaders. The developed applications range from alternative Human-Computer Interfaces (HCI) to environmental control systems and sepcialised 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. The AsTeRICS construction set offers an easy useable set of building blocks for rapid prototyping of assistive solutions. Thus, the Summer School offers not only knowledge about the state-of-the-art in Assistive Technologies, but also lots of practical experience in the development of tailored assistive systems.

Target group

Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in an international or national University. The Summer School is designed for (but not limited to) students in the field of medical technology, biomedical engineering, embedded systems, rehabilitation engineering or electrical engineering and computer sciences interested in Assistive Technology. The Summer School lectures will be held in English.

Credits info

All participating students receive a transcript of records after graduating from the Summer School. The University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien grants 3 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). We recommend checking with the home institution before applying to be sure that the credits are transferable.

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, lecturers, welcome, farewell and cultural events. Travel costs, public transport, accomodation, meals, personal expenses and other incidentals are not included. It is recommended to take out an international travel insurance. On request, you can get recommendations for reasonably priced accomodation in Vienna near the University.