The Outcome of Project Work - 2014-2015
Project 1: an app for people with early dementia to train their memory. The tool is built on the theory of memory palaces. One could state that the project contributes to the wellbeing and activities of daily living of the elderly, i.e. remembering the names of their closest relatives. But the app has also proven to contribute to the learning ability of the older person.
Project 2: has contributed to a bigger and longer open innovation project Thomas More has developed and broken up in between deliverables. This project is called Viamigo. Viamigo is a tool that allows persons with intellectual disabilities to travel independently. The trajectory is pre-mapped and registered via a smartphone. If the disabled person deviates from the path, a parent or supervisor receives a text message and he can check if everything is going well via the Viamigo website. The student further developed the Viamigo tool and created an add-on for communication between the coach and end user with pictograms within the CSE pilot run, one of the wishes of the parents of the users. Whereas before this addition the person with a disability could not send a message, this is now possible.
Project 3: worked for the suicide hotline in Brussels. The student developed a communication and cooperation platform for the suicide hotline volunteers. These volunteers often long to share their experiences. This is not evident or possible because of their oath of secrecy and because they nowadays operate from their home environment instead of a call center. On top of this platform this student created an e-learning module on suicide prevention and developed a technology management plan for the organisation.
|Technology for the Suicide Hotline by Sonia Van Ballaert
Project 4: has built construction toys apted to children with mental-motor disabilities. After all children with a disability want to play with the same toys as their brothers and sisters. The presentation is presented on Prezi. You can download it here.