As we announced, members of the network got together in sunny Berlin and met on the 11th and 12th of May for the kick-off meeting held in the meeting room of the TOP Tegel.
First approach in work on PerzPektive and technological roadmap
Main focus of the two days was to meet and get to know each other as well as to develop a technological roadmap for the duration of the network. The first day was structured by measurements for team development, the introduction of the project by the company of SNOM and the presentation of a smart bracelet, held by Dr. Andreas Weber from the Fraunhofer IPMS.
Afterwards the participating partners introduced themselves and their companies and institutes. Before the day was concluded with a joint dinner, the current technological situation on the market was established.
The second day began with a 20 minute self-experience with an age simulation suit “AgeExplorer” of the Meyer-Hentschel Institute, which has offered the unique opportunity to experience what it means to be of old age and to sample the connected limitations. After an interesting talk from Mrs. Dr. Meyer-Hentschel, the participants could perform multiple tasks and experience the difficulties of daily life for those with impairments. With these experiences in mind, the participants developed ideas and specific project goals under the guidance of DORUCON – DR. RUPP CONSULTING GmbH. Afterwards a constructive discussion helped to develop a technological roadmap as well as first project approaches.
Participants of the kick-off meeting of the ZIM-network PerzPektive in Berlin
Mrs. Baltes of the Meyer-Hentschel Institute informs two participants about the “Age Explorer” suit.
Participants show a high interest in gaining experience utilizing the AgeExplorer.
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