Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Royal Society of Medicine Stroke Rehabilitation Technologies Symposium and AGM 16/6/14

Dr Jack Parker presented the SMART research ‘SMART 1 & 2: Technology for self-management and self-managed rehabilitation’ at the Royal Society of Medicine.
This event organised by the Royal Society of Medicine in association with the Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury Institute aimed to enable attendees to learn more about innovative technological applications for augmenting stroke recoveries.
The symposium was attended by a European assembly of research-active scientists, clinicians and practitioners and importantly, 40% of the attendees were stroke survivors. A number of presentations explained and demonstrated leading edge developments in neural imaging and stimulation techniques as well as assistive technologies for stroke survivors and how acceleration in the place of technological advances holds a significant part of the key to better future recoveries.

Speakers included Professor Alan Roberts, former Vice President of the Royal Society of Medicine and Pro Chancellor of the University of Leeds; The Right Hon, The Lord Lingfield, Pro Chancellor of Brunel University; and Mr Andrew Marr the former BBC political editor and current host of the BBC Andrew Marr show.

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