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What is dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia affects a person’s motor skills. Motor skills help us with movement and coordination. A young child with dyspraxia may bump into things or have trouble holding a spoon or tying his shoelaces. Later, he may struggle with things like writing and typing.

Most of us learn to tie our shoelaces, eat with cutlery and use a pencil with relative ease. But for children with dyspraxia (also known as developmental coordination disorder or DCD), these tasks are incredibly difficult to master.

Dyspraxia is a neurodevelopmental disorder, meaning it affects brain function and unfolds as the person grows. It is diagnosed when a child’s movement skills are below that expected for their age and this impairment impacts on their everyday living or education.

Children with dyspraxia are more than just clumsy. They may have difficulty with tasks requiring involvement of their whole body (such as catching, running, riding a bike), their hands (writing, tying shoelaces) or both. It takes much more effort to learn skills, to retain them, and to transfer them to other contexts.

What is cine tree?

Cine Tree is a VOD service

Cine Tree is an online platform that lets movies and documentaries on demand. The films are sorted out by curators are selected on important themes, or stories that touch. The profit from the subscriptions is used on Dutch films and supporting documentaries. For six euros a month, each month, members receive 10 films that are selected and initiated by one of the (known) curators. All the curators of cine tree are self-makers, actors or experts who are active in the film world. Read More

What is a heat wave?

A heat wave is a period with high temperatures

In The Netherlands we are going out of a heat wave if there are at least 5 summer days (25 degrees or higher) consecutively, there must also be another 3 tropical (30 degrees or higher). In general, this is based on the temperature in de Bilt (if one is based on a different place or region, it is a regional heat wave and not a rural one). Heat waves have been maintained since 1901 by the KNMI. The heat wave of 2018 was just not the longest heat wave since the measurements (15 days). Read More

What is Satos?

Satos is a bitcoin marketplace

Satos is a platform where you can buy and sell Bitcoin (or Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash) online. It is focussed on the Dutch and Belgium market, so you can pay directly with iDeal and Bancontact. Within minutes you have the bitcoin you ordered, and the have a nice support team to help you with every step that you need.

Take a look around and buy some Bitcoin at Satos

What are Ztringz?

Ztringz are rainbow ropes

Ztringz is the modern variant of the ropes where you used to join the Eifel tower, or the cup and saucer. They are coloured strings (in all colours of the rainbow). It is ideal toys because it has no small parts but is small, you can do it on your own but also with others and it is not very expensive and it also fits in your pocket so you can always have it with you. With the rope you can make many figures: the well-known cup and saucer also make a parachute or a Jacobs Ladder. Because you have to have enough fine motor skills, that advice is age from 5 years old, but of course you can also play with it at that age. And Youtube has enough picture clips to be able to create the pictures without moeielijke drawings as instructions. So Read More

What does HMD mean?

HMD means Head Mount Display

A head-mounted display is a monitor that you carry on your head. A HMD usually has the form of a (big) glasses. The most famous form of a HMD are the many VR glasses that are available for sale today. Despite the ‘ display ‘ in the name, a HMD does not have to have a display: it is also possible to project an image with a laer. The simplest form is an LCD screen with a lens: the lens looks like the display is a few meters away. A HMD can close the environment so that you only see the image, but it can also be transparent and project information into the image. The simplest type of HMD is a holder with lenses where you plug in a smartphone. Read More

What does IGTV mean?

IGTV means Insta gram Television

IGTV is actually an app of Insta that makes it possible to watch videos of 60 minutes. So it’s actually a kind of YouTube from the creators of Insta gram. You can also view the IGTV content via the normal Insta app. At the beginning there will be no ads to be seen within IGTV, this because there must first be a love for the platform, and then scare ads off soon of course. How that will be in the future is unclear, but the creators of the video will still want to be paid for their effort, so somewhere money will have to come today. Because everything is meant to be viewed on your phone, and because you usually have it in your hand, the videos will all be vertical (see also VVS). When you open the app, it immediately starts playing videos. And the video content is of course tuned to your Insta activity: So who you’re following or what type of content you’ve given the most hearts. Read More

What is a mango moment?

A mango moment is a nice gesture

A mango moment is a health care provider who, with a small gesture or unexpected attention, creates a moment of great value for a patient. The name Mango moment comes from a program on Belgian television ' Via Annemie ' where a journalist asked someone with a lot of pain and illnesses what she would like to do again and the answer was: eating a mango. On the next visit a mango was taken, that moment of happiness spread quickly over Belgium and now also outside. A mango moment is therefore a small, unexpected, surprising action during the daily care of patients, family members and caregivers. It is not always about eating fruit, it can also be reading, buying flowers or….. whatever. It is something that the patient does not think of the disease but of ordinary life. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb2Us9aYKgE

What does DOF mean?

DOF means degrees Of Freedom

DOF (or level of freedom) is a term you encounter at VR, and then it mainly concerns the two terms 3DOF and 6DOF. Both indicate how much freedom of movement you have: with 3DOF it is about moving forward, backwards and up/down. At 6DOF come there: deviation, height and roles. The developments in the field of sensors and controllers are going very quickly so 6DOF will become more common. Incidentally, you'll also find terms like 3DOF and 6DOF in normal (non-VR) games. Read More

What is a Sprocket?

A Sprocket is a small printer

The Sprocket is a small HP photo printer that you can use with your smartphone or tablet. The Sprocket uses no ink (in the traditional way of liquid or powder on paper), it uses zinc technology (developed by Polaroid). Here you use special Zinc paper for: Paper that is coated with multiple layers of transparent dye. The dyes are activated in the printer with heat pulses from the thermal print head. So with the HP Sprocket you can always have your printer with you and actually print out your selfage: With the printer app and connection via Bluetooth you get the old fashioned Polaroid feeling back, and you can hand that beautiful picture directly to Grandpa or grandma Without a computer. Read More