Wednesday, 14 October 2015

University of Sheffield to host prestigious European conference on Assistive Technology in 2017

Researchers in Assistive Technology from across the world will visit Sheffield in 2017 for the biennial conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE).

The announcement that the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare at the University of Sheffield will host the next conference was made at the Association’s conference in Budapest, Hungary last week.

The AAATE 2017 conference is the 14th event for the Association with past host cities including Vilamoura – Portugal, Maastricht – the Netherlands and Florence – Italy. It will be the first time the event has been held in the UK.
Speaking about the event, Mark Hawley, Centre Director at the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare said
“We are delighted to be hosting the conference in 2017. CATCH is leading the way in assistive technology research and we are keen to facilitate discussions, create networking opportunities and share research in this area.”
The conference, which aims to attract up to 500 delegates from a range of disciplines, as well as health and social care professionals and the healthcare industry will be held from 11-15 September 2017 in the new Diamond building on the University campus.
The Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) is the inter-disciplinary pan-European membership association devoted to all aspects of assistive technology including research, development, manufacture, supply provision and policy. The Association also works closely with the World Health Organisation on the Global Assistive Technology Initiative – GATE.
The Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) is a multi-disciplinary research centre at the University of Sheffield, which brings together over 40 academics from 12 departments and five faculties to research, develop, evaluate and implement new technologies to enable people to live well and age well.

'If interested in being kept updated or to ask questions, visit www.aaate2017.eu and register your interest. 

Taken with permission from the CATCH blog. 

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