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Invitation to attend workshop at UH on "Robots supporting personal independence and rehabilitation"
Dear colleagues, It is our pleasure to invite you to attend a KT-Equal sponsored workshop on the 24th of November 2009 entitled "Robots supporting personal independence and rehabilitation", hosted by the Adaptive Systems Research Group at University of Hertfordshire. This workshop will present and discuss the role of technology in the rehabilitation of older people and children, including some of the latest developments in the use of 'robotic' technologies. The perspectives of research scientists, clinicians and users will be explored through presentations, demonstrations and breakout sessions. Attendance is free of charge but it is by registration and limited to the first 100 participants. For registration, programme, directions and other additional information, see: http://www.sparc.ac.uk/workshops/2009%2D11%2D24%2Drobots%2Dfor%2Drehabilitat ion/ Event organisers: Dr Farshid Amirabdollahian, University of Hertfordshire (local organizer and contact: firstname.lastname@example.org) Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire Professor Gail Mountain, KT-EQUAL Director Verity Smith KT-EQUAL Cordinator Venue: The Comet Hotel (Ramada Hatfield Hotel), St. Albans Road West Hatfield, AL10 9RH, Hertfordshire, UK This workshop aims to stimulate debate among key stakeholders regarding the nature of assistive technologies developed using the latest developments in robotic technologies. It will include presentations from experts working across the spectrum of development, from basic technology to neuroscience. The workshop will be of interest to a wide range of practitioners and policy makers, health and social care practitioners, employers, charitable and government bodies concerned with the needs of older and disabled people, as well as researchers and academics from engineering, biological, social science, medical and health care disciplines especially those who are interested in looking forwasrd to a time when radically new technologies will be available. There is no charge for attendance just an enthusiasm and interest in extending the quality of life through informed user-focused research and its application. Registration is essential. To book a place, please refer to the registration page. Hope to see you in November at the workshop. Kerstin Dautenhahn