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MADE lab represented HIT in an international conference in Japan

Yael Avni from MADE lab at HIT were invited to take part in the 11th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology. Yael was invited to present two papers published at the conference which took place in Kobe, Japan.
In her presentation Yael reviewed the methodology that was developed in the lab focusing on play, expression and creativity opportunities for children with special needs. Yael presented several projects that were developed in the lab and that are now being used by the health care teams and special education students in the city of Holon. MADE lab's multidisciplinary methodology stood out in the conference as a unique platform for connecting design and engineering with special needs.
Yael Avni from MADE
Furthermore, Yael presented the INDIE WORD project developed by Yakir Malka, Eyal Levin and Efrat Zrihen from the faculty of Engineering and Hanni Yaacobi from the department of Industrial Design at the Faculty of Design.
INDIE WORD is an adaptable communication interface for paralyzed individuals. This project won the 2nd prize in a competition held by the "Prize for Life" ALS association and received a lot of positive attention during the conference in Kobe.
During the conference HIT has established working relationships with leading research institutes such as the Technical University of Munich, Charles Sturt University, Australia as well as with researchers from universities in Taiwan and Hong Kong.