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KomHIT Refugee


The purpose of the project is to produce material that could support information and communication with refugees within different health care and dental care organizations. pil

IN LIFE


This project aims to support socialization and communication, address problems arising by cultural and linguistic diversity, and to support strategies for interaction for elderly people with cognitive impairments and their caregivers.
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MASTER


This project aims to make information accessible and adjusted to individual needs. We aim to find texts at a suitable level of difficulty, and adjust them linguistically with a web-based tool. pil

IFokus


This project aims to increase the possibility of self-determination for adults with cognitive and communicative impairments concerning their personal assistance by developing a method for expressing opinions with picture support.
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Doctoral thesis: Remote communication for people with complex communication needs


This project aims to explore how people with complex communication needs are using remote communication today, as well as the effects of remote communication for the self-determination and participation in society. pil

Gaze controlled computers for children with multiple disabilities – what factors influence to what extent the computer can be a benefit for the child?


The aim of this study was to explore experiences to identify factors that may affect how children with severe multiple disabilities are able to influence and interact with their environment using a gaze controlled computer. pil

Talking Mats and Parkinson's Disease


This project aims to increase the possibilities for persons with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their close others to talk about daily needs, care and other aspects of daily life that have been affected by the disease. pil

Surveying health and well-being in children and youth who live in families where one parent has a progressive neurological disease


In this project, the aim is to increase the knowledge about factors that stimulate health, development and well-being in children who live in families where one parent has a progressive neurological disease. pil

Parental support 16-25


The project's overall aim is to investigate the need for and design support for parents of adolescents and young adults with disabilities aged 16-25. pil

Apps for Alternative and Augmentative Communication - a forum on the web


The overall goal with this project has been to increase knowledge and compile data on how smartphones and tablets may be equipped with apps to support the every-day life of people with communicative difficulties. pil

TIVOLI


The aim of this project is to develop a computer game where children together with friends and family can learn and practise signs. pil

GRASP


GRASP has developed a prototype for an educational tool for children with communication disabilities. The tool consists of a web application which gives support for language learning and language training. pil

ETNA


ETNA worked to establish a web portal of ICT-based assistive technology products and accessibility solutions. It facilitated access to repositories of open source software products and tools for developers of assistive solutions. pil

AEGIS


The project aims to empower people with disabilities, the elderly or anyone else who is disadvantaged when using Internet services, desktop PCs or mobile phones. pil

PRAGMA


The project aims to provide children with comprehensive communication difficulties and people close to the children a better position to communicate with image-based communication books. pil

Chatterbox


The purpose of the project was to evaluate if reading of subtitles with the help of synthetic speech will increase the possibilities of understanding a movie's plot for people with reading difficulties. pil

Lekbot 2


The purpose of the project is to investigate the taking of initiative and activity in the interaction between children with and without disabilities, in communication with a talking and playing LekBot robot. pil

Lekbot 1


The project aims to build a toy that is fun to use and offers the opportunity for spontaneous, independent play. The toy should be simple to use, both for children and the adults in the children's environment. pil