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Assisted Living Action Network

The Assisted Living Action Network is a group of organisations uniting to develop innovative technologies in the South West of England.

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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:

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  • 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

Using new video and digital technologies to support health and wellbeing - Tuesday 18th September - Central Bath

Our next ALAN meeting will be held at The Guild Co-working Hub, High Street, Bath, BA1 5EB on Tuesday 18th September (if using sat nav BA1 5AW)

You are invited to join us. Please book via Eventbrite, click here to register for a free ticket: ALAN meeting – 18th September 

Using new video and digital technologies to support health and wellbeing

6:00       Drinks and refreshments

6:30       Welcome to ALAN, Nigel Harris, Designability

6:40       Paul O’Collins, The Enterprise Europe Network, BusinessWest

The Enterprise Europe Network helps you do business in Europe and beyond. As part of the Innovate UK family, they offer specialist support in accessing global partnership opportunities, innovation business growth support and access to UK and EU research and development grant funding.

6:55       Daren Cosker, Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA), University of Bath

We are utilising and developing the capabilities of visual computing technologies to assist with the recovery and rehabilitation of people with physical impairments, including amputees.  These technologies allow us to better record and understand the impact and severity of their physical limitations and explore methods to combat this. We have a strong history of working to develop solutions that ultimately allow people with disabilities to have a better quality of life. We are interested both in the development of new technologies, such as prosthetic components, as well as new ways of measuring physical function and patient outcomes.

7:35       Zack Lyons, A virtual reality rehabilitation environment for people with Executive Dysfunction, Centre for Digital Entertainment, University of Bath 

We are finding new ways to help people who struggle with everyday life as a result of an acquired frontal brain injury. Frontal brain injuries also make it very difficult for people to read social signals in others and to manage the impulses their feelings generate. So they have significant challenges to meet in order to participate in ordinary society. We have been working with clinical psychologists to create ‘virtual reality’ (VR) experiences of challenging life-like situations to support rehabilitative interactions between people with executive dysfunction and their therapists.

7:55       Thomas Williams, Investigating Augmented Reality as a Cognitive Prosthesis for people living with Dementia, Centre for Digital Entertainment, University of Bath  and Designability

There have been considerable advances in the technology and range of application of Virtual and Augmented Reality Environments.  However, to date there has been limited work examining how design principles that would support successful adoption. The aim of this new three year research project is to explore how AR could be used to support those with cognitive difficulties with daily living tasks and activities. This will specifically focus on those living with dementia.

8:10- 8:30  Drinks and networking

 

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The presentation from our last event

Brain in Hand presentation

ALAN Sponsors

 

For information on sponsoring the Assisted Living Action Network, its website and regular networking events please contact us.

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