Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Researchers Night - sharing our research with Sheffield!

Dr. Nasrin Nasr presents the SCRIPT project
At the end of September, the RAT group participated in Researchers' Night, a European event opening the doors of many universities to promote the research that we do to the public. Many of our projects came together under the banner 'How can a robot help your family?'

We shared our work with technology like robotic arms, telehealth and telecare, touchscreen computers and sensors to show how they can to be used to help people with health conditions and disabilities to live independent lives. 

Dr. Peter Cudd
We also had a quiz looking at our research and helping people to learn more about the projects which was won by Jude Smith - congratulations to Jude, and very well done for working so hard to answer all our tricky questions!

The event also provided an exclusive opportunity to view the KT-equalLeft To Our Own Devices’ photography exhibition in Sheffield. This selection of prize-winning photographs is designed to challenge stereotypes about older people. The images recently toured the Houses of Parliament in London, the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies.

Members of the public learning about our research
Over 65 people came to learn more about our research on a rainy Friday night, which we also shared with CLAHRC-SY and we all had a very enjoyable time talking to the public about our research and demonstrating some of the technologies we work with.

All photographs copyright Cathy Soreny.

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