The Assisted Living Action Network is a group of organisations uniting to develop innovative technologies in the South West of England.
The leading assistive technology network
The Assisted Living Action Network is an important platform for businesses, healthcare professionals, service user groups and academic researchers to stimulate the development of innovative assisted living products and services.
We aim to:
- Facilitate discussions on areas of unmet need
- Promote knowledge transfer collaborations between research institutions and industry
- Create commercial opportunities for new assistive technology products and services
Next event - Wednesday 27th June - Health Tech Hub, UWE, BS16 1QY
Our next ALAN meeting will be hosted by the UWE Health Tech Hub on Wednesday 27th June.
6:00 Optional tour of Health Tech Hub
6:30 Welcome and ‘ Keeping safe and well at home’ – Richard Luxton
7:00 ‘Digital prompting technology to support people with early dementia’ – Nina Evans, Research Occupational Therapist, Designability
The team at Designability has been developing a prompter to support people with mild to moderate dementia to work through everyday tasks in the home, such as preparing drinks, using kitchen appliances and accessing entertainment.
There has been extensive involvement with people with dementia and their carers, including home trials in 23 homes, to understand the factors that influenced the successful use of the prompter.
This talk will describe the outcomes of the home trials and the next steps for this work.
7:30 ‘Brain in Hand – a mobile support system for people with autism’ – Matt Daniel, Brain in Hand
Brain in Hand is a unique support system gives Autistic people, people with learning disabilities, mental health problems or an acquired brain injury access to their own personalised coping strategies, via a simple app, in the moment. When they need them most! The technology can be offered as a ‘stand alone’ support system or integrated into exciting support structures. The talk will cover an introduction to the system, how it works, how its benefiting our users and why implementation support is so important.
8:00 to 8:05 West of England Health Science Network update
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