June 20 the VR videos of Heroes & Friends Amsterdam were shown for the firsttime. The same goes for Debby’s VR video of the Marchena Lightupcane.
Making of: Debby’s Heroes and Friends Amsterdam VR Movie
The collaboration between Debby and the Heroes & Friends of Amsterdam has resulted in a Virtual Reality (VR) movie about Debby’s experience as a VIP.
Click on the image below to view the “Behind the scenes” teaser.
The video will premiere in the Evening Programme on the 20th of June 2019 at the “Entrepeneurial Solutions for a Sustainable City Event“.
The event is hosted at the Impact Hub of the Heroes and Friends of Amsterdam, the evening programme starts at 19:00 hrs.
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Presentation of Light-up cane Improvement Student Science Project – Calandlyceum Amsterdam
Julian, Max and Calvin from VWO 4 of the Caland Lyceum in Amsterdam have worked on making the Marchena Lightup Cane more user-friendly.
First, they have adapted the handle. They have added a vibration function in the handle, so that a blind user knows if the light is on and if the battery is low. They put the electronics in the handle, which is 3D printed. Their handle is longer and slightly wider than the earlier model.
They have experimented with applying the lighting to the tip, the end of the stick. Ultimately, their lighting is also in the handle, and it shines fairly far through, at least over 80 cm, the light is quite clearly visible! Their handle also gives light.
In addition, they have made the pole divisible with the tent pole principle (with thin nylon thread) and aluminum connectors.
All in all, the students of the Calandlyceum have made a useful contribution to the further development of the Marchena Lightup Cane. Thanks for that!
The Calandlyceum stands for “More than just a good diploma”.
Surely you can continue after the Calandlyceum with a good diploma. But the Calandlyceum also want our students – in the safe environment of school – to develop socially and emotionally into independent, balanced young adults. The Calandlyceum also provide the students with the best possible guidance, from first year classes to final exams.
Well, we are sure we will be seeing more achievements of these young Gentlemen.
Honours Programme Technology and Society at “Hogeschool Windesheim”
Students from Windesheim can follow an Honours Program in addition to their study program, in which they devise and elaborate technological solutions to social problems.
A group of students wanted to promote the safety of VIPs in traffic. In the end, they came up with the idea that a luminous cane was the best solution, which, moreover, can be realized in the short term.
The idea of a light-up cane is clearly spreading through the Universe!
They came to us through the “Eye Association” (a VIP interest group), and now we have 4 great members to contribute to our team.
With over 22,000 students, thousands of students and 2,000 employees in the Zwolle and Almere locations, Windesheim is one of the larger Advanced Education Institutions in the Netherlands.
Windesheim is located in Zwolle, a historic city that dates from the 800’s.
Windesheim wants to be among the top three of the major colleges in the Netherlands. How do we ensure this?
Mission and social mission
Our mission is to actively contribute to an inclusive and sustainable society, by training valuable professionals and conducting practice-oriented research. Giving as many talented people as possible the opportunity to follow higher education: that is the social mission of Windesheim. Regardless of origin, previous education, background or age: every student with talent counts and deserves the opportunity to fully develop.
This mission and social mission have been translated into three ambitions that determine the direction of Windesheim for the coming years:
1. every student has its own learning route that is personal, challenging and flexible;
2. the research at our university focuses on an inclusive and sustainable society;
3. we improve the flow of students in the education chain.
Nobody knows what the world of tomorrow looks like. What we do know is that the world is complex and changeable and Windesheim is training the professionals of the future.
Heroes and Friends of Amsterdam selected the Marchena Lightupcane for promotion
The Marchena Lightupcane project has been selected for the Heroes of Amsterdam program (Site is in Dutch only).
Work is currently underway on a genuine Virtual Reality 360-degree film about the luminous white cane.
On 20 June at 8 pm this film, with the other initiatives of Helden van Amsterdam, will premiere in Impact Hub in Amsterdam.
To be continued.
This camara will be used to capture the video of how the Marchena Lightup Cane actually works. The result will be a 360 degree movie!
SightCity in Frankfurt am Main
On 8 May 2019, Debby visited SightCity, the largest trade show for VIP devices in Europe. There was an incredible amount to see, from traditional to super modern items such as obstacle detecting shoes and “Langstocken” (“Long Sticks” literally translated form German), tactile canes and identification canes.
Make Health III
Thursday 18 April there was an exhibition of Make Health III in Contact 020.
Contact Amsterdam is a maker space aimed to support and promote sustainable projects.
Presentation stand of the Marchena Light-up Cane
Debby is standing in front of the various light-emitting Blind Canes