On Wednesday 12 June we held an evening networking event to find out the latest news and innovations from guest speakers Professor Arlene Astell and Dr Tim Adlam from Challenging Obstacles and Barriers to Assistive Living Technologies (COBALT).
We also heard from Professor Ian Craddock, University of Bristol who introduced a new programme called Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment (SPHERE).
'Untitled #1' the Lego Robotics World Champions from Bath demonstrated their fingerprint recognition door entry system. The device supports people with dementia and other capacity reducing issues experienced in older age by giving memory prompts and photos of the person calling at their front door. The team of four girls and three boys are only 12 to 15 years old and are now researching the possibility of setting up their own business and bringing their doorbell device to market.
View the presentations from the event:
Challenging Obstacles and Barriers to Assistive Living Technologies (COBALT) project – Professor Arlene Astell, University of Sheffield and Dr Tim Adlam, Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (BIME)
Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment (SPHERE) Programme – Professor Ian Craddock, University of Bristol
Update on news and events – Simon Bond, University of Bath Innovation Centre
This event links to the COBALT workshops taking place across the UK, the next workshop will be held on: Thursday 18th July 2013 10:00am - 4:00pm at the Great Western Museum of Steam, Swindon .
Also the next ALAN event, entitled Digital Health, will be held on: Thursday 21st November 2013 5.30pm – 9pm in Bristol (venue TBC).