Funding: ISF crowdfunding and private donors
Place: various sites in Italy
Duration: ongoing project
ISF role: coordinator or partner of local institutions
Through technology, preferably open source, it is possible to make up for visual or visual deficiencies or to help people with disabilities in their daily lives.
Until today we have achieved:
- ISA I Speak Again
It is our open source communicator to give back the word to those who can no longer communicate due to incapacitating illness (eg ALS). Between 2017 and 2018, thanks to the project “Progetto SL@” financed by the Italian Ministry of Labor and Social Policies, it will become the official communicator of ASLA, as it will be coupled with the psychological support platform of the association.
A dedicated fundraising campaign (1brick2speakagain) was launched at Christmas 2017 and continued throughout the year 2018. The purpose was the purchase of technical material to be donated quickly to all patients unable to speak (personalized communicators and keyboards), while waiting to receive the most advanced communicators of the AUSL (the Italian healthcare service).
- I.M.A. – I Move Again
Result of a thesis work as part of the collaboration between ISF and the Computer Science Department of the University of Bari, I.M.A. is an extension of “I Speak Again” for patients with severe motor disabilities. I.M.A. allows the movement of the wheelchair by means of eye tracking, i.e. the only movement of the pupil.
App that allows those with visual disabilities to read the favorite newspaper. In 2015 it was in the final at the ITU World Prize, the United Nations telecommunications agency. • Paperboy/Strillone is also present in the 2014 stocktaking document, as Best Practice adopted in Italy.
- Spoken House
Home automation system for the blind, visually impaired and hearing impaired. It was developed in Benevento as part of three graduate thesis work in collaboration with the Faculty of Computer Engineering of the University of Sannio (Unisannio, Benevento), the Blind Union of Benevento, the eLIS association and some hearing impaired assisted by the INAIL of Benevento.
Project of Informatici Senza Frontiere, University of Bari and LEO Lions that brings Strillone to become the first App for the blind or partially sighted, to access the information about degree courses of the Universities of Italy. Visually impaired users can now select the desired content with the help of a navigation supported by guide voice and the App allows you to vocally reproduce the text.
- Musical Instruments for persons with disabilities
As part of the partnership with the AccordiAbili association, chaired by Master Vincenzo Deluci, Informatici Senza Frontiere provides its know-how to design and build musical instruments for people with disabilities.
Scrolling interface with micromovements for serious disabled people.
The project, under development, will allow the reading and processing of signals coming from a “helmet” that reveals the emotional states of the people.
- Brescia, speaking map
Portable map of the city of Brescia for blind people with vocal indication of the reached streets and squares.