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Hei-Lab partner of ID Games

Hei-Lab is doing research with games for people with intellectual disabilities in ID Games EU project with partner organizations from other countries, such as Greece (PekAmeA PEIRAIKI ENOSI GONEON KHDEMONON KAI FILON AMEA and MPIRMPAKOS D. & SIA O.E.), Romania (ASOCIATIA ALIANTA PENTRU COPII ARAD), and Poland (Specjalny Osrodek Szkolno – Wychowawczy Nr 1), the team will develop the project activities during 30 months with the end date being the 28th of February 2022.

The “ID GAMES” project is based on the belief that each person should be given the chance to be accepted, valued and have equal opportunities to develop their skills and personality. Social inclusion is defined as “the process of improving the terms of participation in society, particularly for people who are disadvantaged, through enhancing opportunities, access to resources, voice and respect for rights.” (UN Report on the World Social Situation, 2016).

This project focus on:

-Developing an innovative methodology of participatory living labs for inclusion where pwID, their careers, their trainers, healthcare professionals, game-designers/ developers, university students from related disciplines, people from local communities, volunteers, form mixed teams and design ideas-prototypes of serious games addressing the needs of pwID;

-Developing 6 serious games (digital, physical, phygital) that adapt to the ages, interests and needs of pwID;

-Creating an E-course for strengthening the competences of trainers of pwID, relevant professionals, caregivers and organizations addressing pwID on how to organize and implement participatory game-creation workshops and how to use the serious games;

-Developing and E-platform with all the material of the project for sharing its results to a larger audience within Europe and worldwide and promoting inclusion and skills development of pwID and their careers and trainers.

Hei-Lab Team:

Filipe Luz – Project Director / Games research

Carla Sousa – Phycologist and ID research

Paulo Ferreira – IT / e-platform research

Pedro Neves – Game Design Researcher

Project webpage:





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III meeting on cognitive and affective oculometry, May 31, 2019


The third edition of this meeting, the only one of its kind in Portugal, will take place on the 31st of May 2019 at the ULHT, Lisbon. The event will present the latest developments in the use of this methodology for the quantification of cognitive and affective processes in several psychological domains.