The Schedule

Day 1 - Physical assistance

Day 2 - Social and cognitive assistance

9:15 - 09:30

Welcome and presentation of the day

Chairs: Dr. Virginia Ruiz Garate and Dr. David Western

09:30 - 10:00

"From smart materials to power clothing - routes to restoring mobility and independence with soft robots" Prof. Jonathan Rossiter

"Visual Monitoring for Healthcare" Prof. Majid Mirmehdi

10:00 - 10:30

"Human-Robot Interaction for Rehabilitation and Assistance" Prof. Carlos Cifuentes

"Robot Avatars for Assisted Living: Past, Present and Future" Dr. Paul Bremner

10:30 - 11:00

"Bio-Inspired Rehabilitation Systems: Towards Ending Disability" Dr. Appolinaire Etoundi

"Integrating smart technology for older people in a retirement village" Shirley Hall

11:00 - 11:30

Poster Session with Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00

“Neural Interfaces: Science Fiction or Science Fact” Dr. Benjamin Metcalfe

Extended coffee and posters; demo setup time

12:00 - 12:30

Role of assistive devices in Rehabilitation" Dr. Praveen Kumar

"Lost in translation? How can we maximise the full potential of our research " Nigel Harris

12:30 - 13:00

"The EarSwitch; handsfree control for assistive technologies- its potential applications and challenges" Nick Gompertz

"Internet of Robotic Things for Ambient Assisted Living" Dr. Mauro Dragone

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break and networking

14:00 - 14:30

14:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:30

"The Jaco Assistive Robotic Arm - What can we learn from the UK experience?" Simon Fielden

"Using and Developing Advanced Technology in Clinical Practice: Hobbs Rehabilitation and the MINT Concept " Ali Gomes da Silva and Lizzie Williams

"GenieConnect – the future of remote care” Tim Morgan

"The Smart Homes and Independent Living Commission - driving change through public policy" Clive Gilbert

Hands-on Demo Session

15:30 - 16:00

Poster Session with Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00

BRL Visit

Announcement of Best Poster Award

Round table discussion


Dinner at Browns (with invitation)

17:00 End of Workshop