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SRS at Future Healthcare event - 29th November

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Future Healthcare: Technology supported assistive living in the home
House of Lords, London, 29th November

This event is designed to bring together key stakeholders (including policy makers, care providers, health agencies, representative bodies/charities, industry and researchers) to ensure effective development of technology to assist in independent living at home. Key statistics and trends will be presented and an introduction to some of the existing research projects being undertaken. In particular there will be detail of the European Union FP7 funded SRS project in which 12 partners from industry and academia have developed a new system. The event will present considerations for the implementation of such systems and provide an opportunity for stakeholders to express their views and requirements.

Agenda

12:30- 13:00 Registration/ Networking
13:00- 13:05 Welcome (Baroness Brinton)
13:05- 14:00 Future Healthcare- Technology- Supported Living at Home
(Chaired by Professor Carsten Maple, Pro Vice Chancellor of Research and Enterprise at University of Bedfordshire)
13:05- 13:20 The need for living in the home through ill health (Dr Bernarda Zamora- Senior Researcher at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Seville)
13:30- 13:40 European Initiatives (Mr Jan Komarek- Policy Officer at European Commission)
13:40- 13:50 SRS project (Dr Renxi Qiu- SRS Scientific Coordinator and Research Fellow at Cardiff School of Engineering)
13:50- 14:00 User engagement (Professor Michael Burmester- Head of the user experience research laboratory at the Stuttgart Media University)
14:00- 14:10 Closing remarks (Baroness Brinton)
14:10- 14:30 Networking

If you are interested in the event, please email Ana Konova ana.konova AT beds.ac.uk before 7th November 2012, including your full name and contact details. Attendance is by invitation only.