Dementia Friendly Technology
  • Rolle Marquee, Plymouth University

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This one day event is open to health and social care professionals, people with dementia and their carers, academics, research, technologists, healthcare students, engineering students, roboticists, arts, humanities and design students. 

The day will commence with presentations about dementia and existing technologies, will consider what different disciplines can offer, and the needs of people with dementia and their carers. 

There will then be interdisciplinary group discussions to identify needs of people with dementia and where technology might help – finishing with a ‘Dragons Den’ of the group ideas at the end of the afternoon (see approximate timetable below).

We have a number of exhibition stands available for organisations in the health and social care and technology industries. A small charge (£150 + VAT) for these commercial exhibits will cover the cost for the free lunch and refreshments for the delegates. 

Programme

09:00 - Registration and refreshments

09:30 - Welcome (Graham Coiley, Director of Care Control and Ian Sherriff, Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia, Plymouth University)

09:45 - Scene setting: Professor Ray Jones (Plymouth University): Dementia and Technology

10:10 - Lecturers of health, design and technology students: What skills might the various student groups bring to the discussion?

10:30 - Refreshment break

11:00 - Round table discussion

13:00 - Lunch and exhibits: These include communication robot, Skype on Wheels and Skype robotics, lifting robot, and more

14:00 - Group work: to choose one technology that either deserves better implementation, adaptation or development - to present in feedback session

15:00 - Group feedback section

16:00 - Close

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