Following on from the significant community interest we have received in the SMARTlab’s technologies, since the airing of the Science Squad programme on RTÉ 1: A Sense of Things to Come, we are hosting a special community engagement workshop on Extra Ability on Friday 13 July.
The Extra Ability open workshop, Directed by Dr Mick Donegan (European eye control expert/Director of SpecialEffect charity) and Professor Lizbeth Goodman (Chair of Creative Technology Innovation at UCD and SMARTlab Director), will feature an eye-control technology demonstration and show innovative methods and tools for communication with and by people with learning and physical disabilities.
RSVP to: Ms Ricki Schoen: email /+353 1 716 7970
Featured speakers, introduced by Prof. Lizbeth Goodman, SMARTlab Director:
- Dr Mick Donegan, Director of SpecialEffect
- Lisa and Bill Domican, creators of the Grace app
- Dr Aviva Cohen, creator of Neuro-Hero
Special guests include Geoffrey and Joschi Shea, visiting from OCAD University, Toronto, to collaborate on eye-control systems for young people using film and other social media by means of eye control.
Date: 13 July 2012
Time: 11:30am–2:30pm (with a short lunch break)
Location: The SMARTlab Sensory Studio, Roebuck Offices, UCD, Dublin 4 (building #62 on the attached map)