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Competence Network KI-I

 Contact data
StreetAltenbergerstraße 69 
ZIP, City, Region 4040 - Linz (Upper Austria) 
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 Contact person

DI. Dr. Franz Puehretmair (Business & Scientific Manager)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 11-50  number of researches: 28

 Central aim of organisation
KI-I aims at improving the situation of people w. impairments and elderly by exploring, developing and disseminating technical and social innovations.

 Briefly describe your organisation
The prime objective of KI-I is to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities and elderly people. The KI-I can be seen as a platform for information exchange in this area. It builds a bridge between fundamental research, application and teaching. The KI-I offers support for institutions and companies when dealing with projects for the improvement of the integration of people with disabilities.
Acting as an information platform in the areas of ICT, Assistive Technologies, accessible web- and software design as well as Easy-to-Read the KI-I organises consultancy, seminars and know-how transfers, but also events that are targeted at a larger audience (e.g. www.iktforum.at).
The knowledge gained in many projects is not only used in the projects themselves, but is also used in a scientific manner. Frequent publications at scientific conferences as well as in journals and books confirm that the KI-I is up to date in its research and that the results are internationally accepted.

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
   - E-Government     
   - E-Inclusion     
   - E-Learning     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Tourism     
   - ICT Application for Environment Management     
   - Software Engineering and Testing     
   - E-Publishing, Digital Content     
   - Usability Engineering     
   - Internet Technologies     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     
   - Sensor Technology     

 ICT keywords
Design for All, Accessible Web- and Software-Design, Assistive Technology, Toy accessibility
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
Other international co-operative research

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Cooperative Projects

 RTD Experience
- Assistive Technologies
- Smart Environments / Environment Control
- Web accessibility
- Softeware accessibility
- Toy accessibility
- 4D-Joystick
- Mouthstick Development

- Nussbaum, G., Batusic M., Fahrengruber C., Miesenberger K.: Proposal for a Structure Mark-up
Supporting Accessibility for the Next Generation (X)HTML-Standards, 11th International
Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2008), Springer Verlag
- Parker, S., Nussbaum, G., Sonntag H., Pühretmair, F., et.al.: ENABLE – A view on users needs,
11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2008),
Proceedings, number 5105/2008 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 1016-1023, Springer
Verlag (2008)
- Pühretmair, F., Nussbaum, G., Chapter “Web Design, Assistive Technologies and Accessible Tourism” in “Accessible Tourism – Concepts and Issues”, ISBN 978-1-84541-161-9, Channel View Publications, pp. 274 – 286, UK (2011)
- Miesenberger K., Nussbaum G., Ossmann R.: AsTeRICS: A Framework for Including Sensor
Technology into AT Solutions for People with Motor Disabilities, Assistive Technologies and
Computer Access for Motor Disabilities, ISBN10: 146664438, IGI Global, 2013, DOI: 10.4018/978-
- Thaller D., Ossmann R., Nussbaum G., Parker S., Pühretmair F.: User experience and feedback of an assistive technology construction set, 12th International Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE), Conference Proceedings “Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice”, ISBN 978-1-61499-303-2, IOS Press, pp. 521-526, Vilamoura, Portugal (2013). DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-304-9-521
- Ossmann R., Parker S., Thaller D., Pecyna K., Garcia-Soler A., Morales B., Weiß C., Veigl C., Kakousis K., AsTeRICS, a flexible AT construction set, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, issue 28, pages 1475-1503, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/acs.2496
- Thaller, D., Nussbaum, G., Parker, S.: Accessible 4D-Joystick for Remote Controlled Models. 14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2014). Springer International Publishing, 2014. S. 218-225. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-08599-9_33
- Nussbaum, G., Thaller, D.: 4D-Joystick – New Possibilities for Persons with Motor Disabilities.
13th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe 2015
(AAATE2015), Budapest, Hungary, September 9-12, 2015, Conference Proceedings Assistive
Technology - Building Bridges, pp 578-585, ISBN 978-1-61499-565-4, DOI 10.3233/978-1-61499-
566-1-578, IOS Press
- Berger, V., M., Nussbaum, G., Ernst, W., Major, Z.: A new Approach to Mouth Sticks - Material Selection for Additive Manufacturing of personalizable Mouth Pieces. International Conference on Additive Technologies – iCAT 2016, Nürnberg, Germany, 29. - 30. November 2016

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