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Past and future of Assistive Technologies

A two-day summit of talks, activities, and workshops on the past and future of Assistive Technologies.

Past and future of Assistive Technologies

Outside of BRL building

Past and future of Assistive Technologies

Description

The UK, like Europe and worldwide, is experiencing a significant increase in the elderly population. In England, 74% of older people require support with physical activities, which adds to the younger population needing assistance due to illness, accidents, and trauma.

This need of support is exacerbated by the staffing challenges reported in NHS hospitals, mental health services, and community providers with substantial socio-economic impact. Quality-of-life is affected both directly and indirectly, and the financial cost of long-term support in the UK last year was estimated to be around 15 billion pounds. Therefore, there is an urgent need of assistive technologies to allow the people in need of care to maintain and regain independence, creating a sustainable active community.

Solutions are being proposed to cope with this challenge, including physical and socially assistive robots, intelligent logistics, and the IoT / Ambient Assisted Living. These fields present multiple scientific, engineering, and design challenges in a highly interdisciplinary framework. This workshop will bring together representatives from research, companies, and service users to discuss how new and existing assistive technology approaches have evolved over time and how the future landscape will be shaped.

To register for the student rate:

The reduced student rate is solely for UWE Bristol and University of Bristol students

The rate includes attendance on both days with lunch and refreshments. To qualify for this rate UWE Bristol and University of Bristol students are required to register using their respective university email addresses. All other students are required to register using the two day rate.

go.uwe.ac.uk/AssistiveTechWS

Attendee CategoryCost   
a) Two day workshop rate£30.00[Read More]
b) UWE and Uni of Bristol Students ONLY£10.00[Read More]
c) Online workshop live streaming only£5.00[Read More]
d) Speakers only£0.00[Read More]