...combines the expertise of three research groups at the University of Sheffield: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group (RAT Group), the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Telehealth and Care Technologies theme of CLAHRC YH (http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/)
Friday, 18 October 2013
AAATE Conference, Vilamoura, Portagul
Vilamoura Marina, near where conference was held
The AAATE conferencewas well attended (over 300 delegates). There
were significant numbers of papers relating to robotics, alternative
and augmentative communication, dementia and accessibility of digital
systems including the Global Public Infrastructure Initiative. Early
delegates were treated to a specially convened session "Addressing global challenges in Assistive Technology" with
speakers from all continents, developed and developing nations and,
Chapal Khasnabis (WHO) and Debra Ruh (G3ICT) as key note speakers.
Messages from this meeting and following a letter sent to the UN, the
AAATE President elect was invited to speak at UN in New York on this
Conference organiser, Luis Azevedo with key speakers, further details regarding the speakers can be found here.