The workshop “Cognitive Support Technology For Older People” is organised jointly by the EU funded projects VitalMind and HERMES.
The older population is growing rapidly throughout the world. Whilst many older people have no substantial health problems, the majority tend to have mild but progressive deterioration in their cognitive abilities. However, a growing body of scientific research indicates that cognitive training and stimulating activities can maintain cognitive function in older people for a longer period of time, helping them remain cognitively healthy.
In this one-day workshop, we will explore the state of the art in cognitive support technology for older people. We will discuss how technology can help the elderly to preserve their quality of life, describing work which several research groups have done and are doing in the area of cognitive training and assisting technologies and outlining some of the challenges that lie ahead. The goal is to share best practice and to generate new conceptual frameworks for how to advance, promote and spread assisting technology research for older people.

The topics that will be covered are:

  • Universal access and assistive technology
  • Inclusive design for older people
  • Benefits of cognitive training systems in older adults
  • Drivers and barriers to the adoption of ICT by older people
  • Exploitation of cognitive support technology for older people

The workshop exhibition will showcase a range of innovative research and applications using interactive technologies.

15th December 2010
From 10 am to 5 pm

Richard Hoggart Building
Lecture Theatre 309
Goldsmiths – University of London
Lewisham Way – SE14 6AF – London, UK

Registration details
The fee is £25 and includes all workshop materials and refreshments.
To register, please contact Andrea Miotto or Arjan Geven.

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