LIFEtool gemeinnützige GmbH (Coordinator)

LIFEtool is an Austrian non-profit research organisation with the corporate purpose of research, development and counselling in the field of assistive technologies (AT), augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), learning and training software for children, adolescents, adults and older people with physical and/or mental disabilities. LIFEtool’s interdisciplinary team combines educational, psychological and social expertise with technical and programming know-how of researchers and developers. Since 2010 LIFEtool is active in European projects (AAL, FP7, Erasmus+). 

LIFEtool coordinates the SALSA project, leads the development of the overall software concept, creation of the interaction design as well as the iterative user tests with prototypes. LIFEtool helps in analysing the user needs, defining the user centred service model as well as piloting and evaluating the solution with end-users.

Stefan Schürz, researcher and project manager at LIFEtool, is responsible for development, execution and management of European and national projects for people with disabilities and elderly. He is experienced in gathering end-user requirements, conducting usability tests and pilot evaluations.

Michael Gstöttenbauer, researcher and consultant in the field of Assistive and Augmentative Communication at LIFEtool, is responsible for all end-user related research activities as well as the conceptual and interaction design of software applications for people with disabilities and elderly.

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