IDT Website Privacy Policy

Last updated: 17 May 2018

International Development of Technology B.V. has developed the website http://www.idt-engineering.com (hereby referred to as “IDT website”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the IDT website. Our privacy policy is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the IDT website. By using the IDT website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use

While using our IDT website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information includes your First Name, Last Name and Email Address.

Without explicitly asking your permission, we don’t share your personally identifiable information with any third party except with our hosting provider for email management. Our agreement with our hosting provider is also in accordance with the EU GDPR.

Log Data

IDT uses Google Analytics to track and analyse visits to our website. We collect non-personally identifiable information that the IDT website sends to identify your progress through the IDT website pages. This information includes the pages of our IDT website that you visit. The data that Google Analytics uses to provide all the information in our reports comes from these sources:

-The HTTP request of the user

-Browser/system information

-First-party cookies

For more information on Google’s Privacy Policy and Google Analytics Tracking code, please refer to:

https://policies.google.com/privacy 

https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsTrackingOverview 

Communications

We may use your Personal Information to contact you when you have contacted us or are seeking technical support. 

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Our website and emails our secured through our hosting provider. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You can increase your data security by using an up-to-date version of a virusscanner or internet security suite.

Your Rights

We take your data protection and privacy rights seriously. For more information on your rights, please visit the European Commission GDPR website: 

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/reform/rights-citizens_en 

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date indicated at the top of this page and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us on info@idt-engineering.com.

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Integrated Simulation Solutions

How simulation can support rehabilitation research

Improving Quality of Life

Mobility is a crucial factor for disabled people and the elderly to remain independent. It improves the quality of their lives and makes them less dependent on (intensive) home care. To increase the chances of success, rehabilitation research plays an important role. Findings in rehabilitation research show that postural disturbances can accelerate the ability of disabled people to adapt to challenges in everyday life. It also shows that coordinated visual information further accelerates learning. Simulation technology can play an important role in this process. Diagnosis can be improved through “dynamic testing” by actively challenging patients with dynamic disturbances. Medical research simulators enable researchers to analyze human responses to disturbances in realistic environment and to test imporved and new assistive devices.

IDT is currently involved in the developement of a unique rehabilitation research simulator for the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. The simulator will provide a lot of possibilities and capabilities for researchers to explore new areas of rehabilitation research and therapy and to test out devices in environments that are almost not reproducible in reality.

With our experiences from this project, IDT sees many new ways to use simulation technology for the improvement of therapies and testing environments for assistive devices, offering disabled people and the elderly a better quality of life.

The Challenging Environment Assessment Simulator

  

Photo courtesy Tilak Dutta

The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute is one of the world most foremost and innovative research institutes and plays a leading role in rehabilitation research and development of assistive devices. Together with the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and its partners, IDT has developed and realized the Challenging Environment Assessment Laboratory (CEAL) in a new dedicated basement facility under the institute hospital. The project commenced in 2005 and was completed in 2011.

CEAL Payloads

CEAL represents the integration of knowledge in flight simulation applied to create environments for studying human balance and locomotive behaviour. The high-performance 60-inch-stroke hydraulic motion platform delivers accelerations and create inclines to the cabins that can be mounted onto its upper frame. The cabins represent three environments; a visual surround dome called StreetLab and which is equipped with a treadmill and a wheelchair simulator, an ice chamber (with a real ice floor, wind and snow) named WinterLab and which is used to simulate cold weather climates, and a generic cabin called StairsLab for multi-purpose research and stair climbing in particular.

  

Photo courtesy Tilak Dutta

In all of these environments, a high-performance real-time computing platform will be used to monitor and stimulate the participants. Computer-generated imagery will be incorporated as a way of representing the visual environment. Research will concentrate on creating realistic, reproducible challenges facing persons with varying grades of mobility, illness, and age related conditions and to effectively develop new assistive devices. All of this is made possible through the proper integration of the stimuli with human participants.

In the project, IDT has been responsible for the entire system integration, building facility interfaces and overall project management.

  

Photo courtesy Tilak Dutta

DriverLab

Following the development of the CEAL simulator, IDT is currently developing a driving research simulator as the next payload. The driving simulator will be used to assess the driving skills of (elderly) people and to investigate the effect of weather conditions, glare, traffic and devices such as navigation aids and mobile phones on the driver performance. The driving simulator will be equipped with simulation systems never seen before in any existing driving simulator. Stay tuned for more news about this unique and exciting project!

Falls Lab

IDT is also the integrator of the FallsLab. The FallsLab is another fall research facility at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. The FallsLab consists of a 3 by 7 m large motion platform which can move in two (planar) directions. The FallsLab is used to induce falls with subjects my suddenly accelerating the platform. The platform surface is entirely equipped with mounted force plates and a motion capture system. This allows researchers to monitor the subject movement in real-time and control the platform motions.

For more information, please have a look at the iDAPT page of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. A nice video about the CEAL laboratory and iDAPT facilities can be found here.

 

 

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