In connection with the Para Nordic Skiing World Championships 2023 Östersund, we invited 11 skiers with visually impairment to an exciting camp weekend. The camp was a cooperation with Parasport Sweden and Parasport Jämtland-Härjedalen where Parasport Sweden covered the expenses for travel, board and lodging. The camp included testing of our digital guide at skiing, both downhill and cross-country, running on a treadmill, workshop with Parasport Sweden as well as visits to the opening ceremony and competitions of the World Championships. The main leader was Ida Östlund from the Swedish Guide Dog Association. Read more at Mid Sweden University.
Try out para-athletics with digital guidance at the Campus arenan. 12.00 – 14.00. For those with visual impairment. Read more at Linköping Friidrott.
With Unga Med Synnedsättning Mitt.
The sports weekend is organized annually for young people with visual impairment or blindness aged 8-20 years. Read more at SPSM.
At Pep Dagen, children can run the Prince Daniel race and try out a alot of different activities. We were exhibiting together with Fritidsbanken and a lot of curious people came by and tested our digital guides. While blindfolded, they walked along a track with the help of the audio signals that our guidance system produces. One of our visitors were Princess Estelle Bernadotte as you can see in the first picture.
The event is arranged by Generation Pep, Kungliga Hovstaterna, Solna Stad and AIK Friidrott. Read more at Generation Pep.
In September 2022, Swedish guide dog handler Ida Östlund organized a hiking trip in Jämtland, Sweden, with 8 visually impaired participants and their guide dogs. One day, Jonas Danvind from Nordic Evolution joined the excursion and let Ida try being guided by our digital guide system instead. Jonas laid out digital paths on different terrain where Ida walked and ran, uphill and downhill, on dirt roads and on unpaved terrain, where she used a couple of walking sticks to feel her surroundings.
“Unga med synnedsättning” is an organisation for visually impaired people between 10 and 31 years old. We had a fun time showing our system and the youngsters walked and ran back and forth along our digital paths.
Together with “Synskadades Riksförbund”.
At this 2-day camp, runners with visual impairment could enjoy being trained and coached individiually by well-known running technique specialist Fredrik Zillén. With a team of guides, the event featured seminars as well as alot of running and one of the days, the participants could also test our digital guide systems.
During the 6 days of “SM-Veckan”, 4,000 athletes competed for Swedish championship titles in more than 30 sports. The arrangement includes “Barnens SM-vecka” where children get the chance to try different sports with the aim of inspiring movement. We exhibited our digital guidance systems in “Trädgårdsföreningen” and many visually impaired children came to try them out along a virtual path in the park.
The summer camp on Gålö island takes place at Ekudden’s hostel in the Stockholm archipelago. It’s intended for visually impaired children age 7–16 years old and includes a lot of fun around the water. This year all 30 children could try out our digital guidance systems under the glazing sun. Two digital paths with different difficulties were designed and we helped the children to follow them through the steeper curves.
Linköping Triathlon is hosting the Swedish National Championships in Sprint and Mixed Relay. The event offers classes for all levels; kids, youth, junior, elite, senior, master, beginners and para. Hein Wagner and Daniel Belge participated in the paraclass/visual impairment and they also stopped by us and tried out our digital companion system. Maybe our digital guides could free up more time for independent training and we hope to see you soon again.
Blodomloppet is an exercise race that is simultaneously organized in 18 locations around Sweden. The purpose is the same, to draw attention to the importance of blood donation and to promote a healthy lifestyle. Walk, jog or run together with friends and colleagues. Loki and Teo, 7 and 9 years old, ran in the race for the first time, with Nordic Evolution’s digital companions! And it went great! The children’s race was 1600 meter and the digital guide indicated curves, distances to goal etc. A special feature for this track was that it passed several bridges and there our system signaled for extra caution, to avoid accidents.
Start Your Impossible Camp is for those interested in trying a new para sport or to continue developing an old one. Each year, six different camps are arranged across Sweden, to get disabled people of all ages to get involved in sports regardless of ambition level. At this edition, the participants had the opportunity to try out a digital guidance system for the first time and the reception was very positive. The visually impaired could follow paths while walking and running around the soccer field, on the 100-meter track and up and down the slope to the lunch restaurant.