聯合國世界信息峰會大獎 (United Nations World Summit Awards, UNWSA)獎項入圍

恭喜森思眼動以電子共融與參與組(Inclusion and Empowerment)入圍聯合國世界信息峰會大獎 (United Nations World Summit Awards, UNWSA)。

2020年森思眼動從 340 個國際團隊中脫穎而出,以電子共融與參與組(Inclusion and Empowerment)入圍最佳數位解決方案,藉由創新的眼動科技應用消弭不平等,開發適合重度身障者使用的眼動軟體,協助重拾自主權及受教權利,接下來將在2021年3月17-22日進行最終決選。

關於UNWSA:聯合國世界信息峰會大獎(UNWSA) 以SDGs,以及資訊通訊發展技術為標準進行評比,致力於透過科技縮短各國、各區之間的不平等。


原文:

EYE-TRACKING COMMUNICATION SOFTWARE SELECTED AS BEST NATIONAL DIGITAL SOLUTION FOR INTERNATIONAL AWARD IN THE CATEGORY INCLUSION AND EMPOWERMENT


Taipei/Salzburg, 3th DEC 2020
Smart content combined with optimized utilization of state-of-the-art technology offers immense opportunities to close global and local divides and the achievement of the UN SDGs. Eye-tracking communication softtware was nominated as best national digital solution for East Asia area for the international Award WSA, selecting digital innovation with impact on society. With this nomination in the Category Inclusion and Empowerment Eye-tracking communication softtware qualifies for evaluation by the WSA Online Jury 2020 among over 340 international nominations - a global diameter of digital innovation, from Canada to Indonesia, from Finland to Mozambique.
The WSA nominees 2020 show the richness, diversity, future, and innovation of digital solutions on a global scale and prove how digital technology can improve society on each corner of the world.
Eye-tracking communication software was nominated as best national digital solution for East Asia area for the international WSA.



The WSA 2020 nominees will be evaluated based on seven fundamentals criteria: Content, Functionality, Design, Technology, Innovation, Impact and Value.
“WSA combines two major perspectives in its initiative - first the commitment on the UN SDGs, and how to use ICTs to development. And second the development of a global knowledge society. The UN SDGs must be our measurement – in terms of what to look at and where to look. Today we are living in a completely different environment – through the mobile revolution, through the emergence of the algorithmic age - data has become a capital as much as labour, land money and machinery. Hence, it is more important than ever to evaluate what is excellent content that really offers solutions and impact. Qualitative, local content has become the key and permanent issue. WSA presents innovation that uses ICT for social connectivity. To connect for impact.“ WSA Chairman Peter A. Bruck states.

The WSA nominees are selected carefully and highly competitive by the WSA National Experts from more than 184 UN member states. The WSA National Experts nominate up to eight projects for each country – one for every WSA category.
A nomination to the WSA hence is already and award in itself – the qualification to compete and compare on an international level and being the best practice in Inclusion and Empowerment nationally.

About the WSA
The WSA is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). WSA is the only ICT event worldwide, that reaches digital driven social impact community in over 180 countries. WSA highlights digital content improving society and focusses on local content with global relevance.

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