The Recent Advances in Assistive Technology and Engineering Conference (RAatE) ran successfully for over 10 years and this relaunch, under the banner of T4I (Technology for Independence), aims to reflect the evolving and innovative ways that technology can transform independence for those with disabilities.
The focus will be on best practice, innovation and service delivery.
The conference will be hosted by the University of Sheffield to showcase Assistive Technology (AT) related research and service innovation across health, education, employment and daily living. It will occur at St. Mary’s Church and Conference Centre, Sheffield, on 28th November 2016.
We are delighted to welcome our plenary speaker from the Netherlands: Luc de Witte, a leading researcher in the field of assistive technologies, was Professor of Technology in Care at both Zuyd University of Applied Science and Maastricht University, He is also Director of the Centre of Expertise on Innovative Care and Technology (EIZT), a regional innovation network with around 40 partners (health care organisations, 3 universities, SME’s, local and regional governments) and recently joined CATCH.
The conference offers AT experts the opportunity to present to a unique multi-disciplinary audience and the chance to meet and share knowledge with other people working in the field. AT users can share their experiences and wants for new AT.
We are currently working on the detailed programme for the T4I2016. Feel free to have a look at the PDF and come back next week for the final version!
T4I2016 Programme (final version)
Please note that by submitting an extended abstract authors accept that their submitted abstract will be published online with a Creative Commons licence 4.0 by the T4I organisers. Also that a copy will be lodged by the organisers on an open repository such as ResearchGate, White Rose, or academia.edu. This will happen within 90 days of the T4I 2016 conference.
After the conference authors of presented work are free to also place their presentations on SlideShare or some other maintained open access online location. If authors wish their abstract to link to their presentation they must supply the web link to the hosts within 30 days of the T4I 2016 conference (as a citation to add at the end of the abstract).
NEW: Publications can be found here.
We are hosting a pre-event dinner at Kelham Island Brewery (23 Alma St, Sheffield, S3 8SA) with Steak & Ale Pie, Peas and Local Beer which will take place on Sunday 27th November 2016 at 7pm. Tickets were only limited and are now allocated.
As usual, we also offer exhibition space at the conference venue which is an ideal opportunity to demonstrate Assistive Technology. Enjoy networking with our exhibitors:
The University of Sheffield
The Innovation Centre
Sheffield S1 4DP
Simon Fielden (Chair),
Birmingham Community Healthcare
Colin Clayton Assistive Technology Ltd
Chailey Heritage Clinical Services
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
NHS, Barnsley Hospital
University of Dundee
REGISTRATION AND FEES
Registration is now closed.
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