Mobile Application to detect battery powered/electrical wheel chairs charging stations

  This developed mobile application programme is prepared for physically handicapped people to reach the closest wheelchair charging station easily and fleetly from the place they are in order to make physically handicapped people’s life easier. The mobile programming was prepared in Hybrid language and during the preparation process it was benefited from the html5, JavaScript, .NET and MsSql Server libraries on the application   Adobe Phone gap / Cordova. Also, this application has a web-based control panel. The application could be downloaded free from Google Store for Android systems. Today this programme could be reachable for all physically handicapped people for the sake of actively used mobile phones. In the content of the application, it could be possible to find the closest charging station. Besides, it would be possible to inform inactive charging station and remove this inactive station from the system. It can be possible to take the address of the stations from Yandex maps. At the same time, it was designed to be developed by all the users with smart learning. Owing to this feature, new stations could be included in the database easily. This application presents the opportunity to upload the station that the users realize to the system at once if they also detect the inexact station they can inform the system about this station. By means of technology, the application could keep itself up-to-date in the world that the needs could be changeable at any time.

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MOBİL İNSANLAR İÇİN ALTERNATİF ENERJİ KAYNAĞI STRES ÇARKI HAREKETİNDEN ÜRETİLEN ELEKTRİK İLE MOBİL CİHAZLARIN ŞARJ EDİLMESİ

Enerji kavramı ve enerji kaynakları dünden bugüne kadar en önemli konular içinde yer almaktadır. Özellikle şehirleşmenin ve teknolojik gelişmelerin getirdiği yeni yaşam tarzı bireyleri önemli bir elektrik tüketicisi haline getirmiştir. Tüketimin bu derece yoğun arttığı elektrik piyasasında üretim tarafı bu artışı karşılamak için sürekli yeni kaynak bulma ve yatırım ihtiyacı içine girmektedir. Söz konusu kaynaklar (yenilenebilir kaynaklar dahil) sınırsız ve sorunsuz değildir. İnsanların günlük yaşantısında en azından temel ihtiyaçları için gerekli elektriği alternatif kaynaklardan sağlaması mümkün olursa klasik üretim kaynaklarına yatırım ihtiyacı azalacaktır. Bu çerçevede, sürekli hareket halinde olmayı seven ve bu süreçte de iletişim kaynaklarından kopmak istemeyen bireyler için hareket enerjisini yine kendi ihtiyaçları için kullanılabilir bir elektrik enerjisine dönüştürebilecek çözümler üzerinde çalışılmalıdır. Buna örnek olarak stres çarkı dönme hareketinin yarattığı kinetik enerjiyi bir dinamo vasıtasıyla elektrik enerjisine dönüştüren ve bir enerji depolama ünitesi aracılığıyla veya doğrudan mobil iletişim cihazlarının şarj edilebilmesi sağlayan bir tasarım üzerinde çalışma yapılmıştır. Uygun malzeme ve ara bağlantılar yardımıyla verimli olarak kullanılabilir hale getirilmesi durumunda söz konusu tasarımın insanların hem merkezi elektrik kaynaklarından yaptığı tüketimi azaltması hem de mobil halde elektrik kaynağı aramak sıkıntısını ortadan kaldırması açısından faydalı görülmektedir.

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The refugees problem and the future

The students of Tel Aviv Summer University took a tour to the south of Tel Aviv city – where a lot of disadvantaged communities live. They learned about problems of the refugee’, the newcomers to the neighborhood, and of the host population.

Using the future wheel method, which they have practiced while being led by Dr. Tal Soffer, head of the unit for technology and society foresight (TSF) at Tel Aviv University, they tried to understand what would be the expression of the problem in the future.

The discussion started with the understanding that developments in transportation have led to a situation in which migration is sometimes easier, and the developments in communications and consumerism have led to raising awareness among populations to the gap between them and the developed countries. All of these are increasing the desire to emigrate. Then, they wrote the headline “Refugees – The Young Generation”, and the arrows from the headline point to the words “Poverty”, “Connection to Israelis”, “Crime”, “Overcrowding”, “Employment” and “Education”. The word “Overcrowding” was associated with the word “Higher Education” (in the context of innovative housing solutions) and the word “Employment” was linked to the words “Robots” and “Unemployment”.

Then, they figured out that the solution is education, so they had written the word “Education” and the arrows pointed to the words: “Budget,” “Socialization”, “Language”, “Computer Science”, “Motivation”, “Exact sciences”. They also examined various aspects of the question of socialization.

 

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A special presentation of the WYRED project

A major milestone for The Tel Aviv Summer University  program was achieved as the young students presented their projects in their graduation ceremony.
The program was led by Dr. Tal Soffer, head of The unit for technology and society foresight (TSF) at Tel Aviv University, and the Youth Summer University’s staff. The students were exposed to various issues related to the digital society in the present and in the future, focusing on the Israeli society. It was done through various tours in relevant places and lectures about different subjects. Following that, the students were asked to identify a problem that would be important in the year 2030, to explore it, analyze, and propose creative solutions that will engage with large audiences and reach the decision makers. The work was done in teams where the students could express their opinion in a moderated dialog.

During the graduation ceremony the WYRED project was presented, and the students showcased their projects to a wide audience including (no : necessary) senior representatives from  the Israeli Ministry of Education, researchers from Tel Aviv University, visitors from the third sector, educators and the families of the participants. 
You can have a small glimpse of two scenes video clip from one of the team projects, which deals with the refugees issue:

(Shown in the picture above : The young students are standing in front of a slide that says “Thank you” in a special font that combines letters in Hebrew and Arabic).

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Digital society, young people and decision makers: Wyred consultations

One of the partners of WYRED consortium, Youth for Exchange and Understanding, is consulting 180 young people taking part in University on Youth and Development on issues related to digital society.

What are their biggest concerns? What values should we have online? Do they feel that their voices are heard by decision makers and what are they demanding as young people from stakeholders for a better digital society?

Consultations are part of the revision process of WYRED Manifesto.

 

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The Wyred Conference: a discussion on “Young People and Digital Society”

The Wyred Conference took place in Rome with the aim to present the results of the researches carried out through the project.
The guests invited to the Wyred conference express their points of view on the findings. Members of the academic world, journalists and representatives of the institutions were invited to the discussion on the topic “young people and digital society“.
To find out more on the Wyred conference and discussion, click here and watch the video on the Wyred YouTube channel!

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A Poem on Digital Implants

Jasmin, Anastasia and Patrik from Hertha-Firnberg-Schools in Austria decided to call attention to Digital Implants in an unusual way: they wrote a poem!

The objective of the poem is the sensitization of society for the dangers digital implants may have in the future.

For animals, especially for dogs, it is common practice to implant RFID
(Radion Frequency Identification) chips, in order to easily identify them when getting lost.

Humans use implants (in the size of rice grains) for an “easy” way to open car, house or office-doors, for e-banking, to access the mobile or to provide medical data in case of emergency. These chips are not too expensive and can even be implemented in a piercing-studio. But do we really want a future like that? Is surveillance the consequence of this form of convenience? These are the questions the YP rise in their focussed poem, which invites to reflection on this issue.

 

Roses are red,

implants are small,

we don’t know whether they’re

good at all.

What does the future hold,

Are we just being controlled?

Is surveillance the only goal?

Are we selling our soul?

Only the future will tell,

Well.

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Giovani, identità e politica: una storia alternativa

Il nostro progetto è nato dalla necessità di capire il rapporto tra giovani e politica, a partire dalla rappresentazione di noi giovani come “bamboccioni”, disinteressati alla politica e svogliati, prodotta e diffusa dagli stessi politici e dai media. Se in questa prospettiva il rapporto tra giovani e politica sembra essere in crisi e quasi in via d’estinzione, dal punto di vista che abbiamo voluto adottare noi, sembra invece essersi soltanto trasformato: sono forse le forme di partecipazione tradizionali, legate ai partiti politici, ad essere in crisi? Da questa domanda è partita la nostra ricerca, che abbiamo voluto sviluppare ascoltando in primo luogo le voci dei giovani attraverso delle interviste strutturate. Le dimensioni indagate riguardano l’identità generazionale, la definizione del concetto di politica, l’autodefinizione del rapporto con la politica, le forme di partecipazione utilizzate. La prima dimensione, l’identità generazionale, è risultata essere la chiave di lettura vincente per capire le traformazioni in atto del rapporto giovani-politica; infatti, abbiamo visto quanto i giovani si sentano “scollati” dalla propria generazione e quanto la mancanza di un’identità comune, quindi di un’idea comune di politica, sia determinante nella scelta delle forme di partecipazione da adottare. A tal proposito abbiamo voluto indagare anche la realtà di Scomodo, un progetto nato a Roma completamente gestito da govani che vuole restituire voce e spazio a una generazione abbandonata, proprio come molti luoghi della città. 

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Radio Sol

Autores: Raffaela Bruzzone Torres, Pablo López Rebollo, Noelia del Pozo García
Este producto aborda la importancia de las redes sociales en la sociedad global, en forma de programa de radio.
Objectives: 
Reflexionar sobre la importancia de las redes sociales en la globalización

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El mundo actual

Autores: María del Río Pérez, Lucía Cortés Hernández, Carlos Santos Bravo
Esta presentación (Prezi) ofrece una visión muy personal, con reflexiones individuales y grupales, sobre los conceptos de globalización, identidad nacional e individual.
Objectives: 
Reflexionar sobre los conceptos de globalización, identidad nacional e individual

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