EL4 at the
MEDICA as a project of the day of the university for health (hsg)
Düsseldorf is the largest medical trade fair in the world with more than 71
nations represented and more than 5200 stands. The EL4 project could present
itself as the project of the day at the stand of the University of Health (hsg)
and debate current developments in 3D printing with politicians such as the
Committee for Work, Health and Social Affairs of the NRW Landtag.
“Smart Networks” presented the new umbrella brand on the premises of
WiN Emscher-Lippe GmbH in Herten.
“Klinkebiel Kommunikationsdesign” presented its colourful and
well-balanced logo and its sophisticated communication strategy. The logo was
presented to the smart region projects first as they are the foundation of the brand.
second time we worked together with members of the Thalidomide
Association in the FabLab on 30.09. The aim of the workshop is to create tools
that can make everyday life easier for thalidomide-damaged people.
The new production of the Berlin game-theatre collective machina eX enters a terrain that most people only enter involuntarily. A bureaucracy simulation full of incomprehensible signs, in which everything is recognizable, but still nothing is familiar. The audience gets involved and has to fight against regulations, paragraphs and special requirement declarations. The only help through this world of signs is a reading device that is particularly good at mixing up letters and leaving out vowels.
This is where the FabLab of the Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences comes in.
The circuit boards that animate the machine behind “Sign Here” were assembled and baked here in a relaxed atmosphere.
Once again the event “Embedded Systems” started with about 70 registered students.
The aim of “Embedded Systems” is the development of electronic assistance systems for and together with people with disabilities.
On 1st of October the kick-off event took place. Prof. Dr. Michael Schäfer welcomed the students, project partners, guests, student assistants and scientific staff and gave a general overview of the embedded systems.
Results from course “Embedded Systems” Single project 17/17
Drupro is a feedback system that allows the user to imitate a feeling of the hand. DruPro is able to partially emulate pressure sensation and can be easily customized through a modular design.
The glove is only used as an example for this project and is optional for prosthesis users. The pressure sensors are glued to the back of the glove or prosthesis with double-sided adhesive tape or similar aids. The fingertip is glued to the front of the pressure sensor to enlarge the pressure point. The assembled circuit board is clicked into the board holder and then attached to the back of the glove or prosthesis with double-sided adhesive tape.
Results course “Embedded Systems” Single project 16/17
The intelligent Power Socket is a device which allows severely handicapped persons to operate electronic devices easily. It resembles “Smart Home”-applications where all devices are controllable. Its use is simple and flexible for severely handicapped persons to make them feel more comfortable at home.
this technical process the intelligent socket as it is meant to improve the
quality of life in living spaces and houses.
We focus on
safety and efficient energy use based on interlinked and remote-controllable
intelligent power socket, all devices at home can be switched on and off with
the remote control with the touch of a button, which makes everyday life easier
and saves trouble and energy.
Results course “Embedded Systems Single projekt 14/17
The main system, a box with an Arduino, the power supply and a sensor, is placed under the foot rest of the wheelchair. It can be easily removed and replaced by means of circular hook-and-loop fasteners. All elements of the project are modular and are easy to attach, detach or replace. Additional sensors can be attached, the Arduino can be replaced and the power bank can be removed for charging or replacement.
The Arduino reads the values from the ultrasonic meter, calculates the distance and displays it on the LCD display. Additionally the RGB LED is lit in signal colors to visualize the danger of distance.