July 11-15th the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Annual Conference will be held in Arlington, VA. LiveWell RERC staff will present on Friday, July 13th during the Emerging Technology platform session (1:15 – 2:15 pm): Introduction to information communication technology applications for aging
LiveWell RERC staff to present webinar on emerging technology for patients with cognitive impairments
Emerging technology for patients with cognitive impairments
This talk by Tracey Wallace will describe opportunities and challenges offered by technologies used to support cognition in patients with cognitive impairment. Both restorative and compensatory approaches to using technology to support cognition will be discussed. Examples of new and emerging technology for cognition (ATC), including several LiveWell RERC technology products, will be provided. Evidence-based methods for effectively teaching people with cognitive limitations to use ATC and other technologies will be discussed, including the role of interdisciplinary team members and caregivers in support of training, generalization and maintenance of technology-based interventions.
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The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Community Living, Health and Function (LiveWell RERC) is pleased to announce the schedule of its presentations at the 2018 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. LiveWell RERC researchers and engineers will be participating in 6 sessions – 3 in the General Track and 3 in the Research Track.
The LiveWell RERC invites submissions to its Special Thematic Session on “Mobile Healthcare and mHealth Apps for People with Disabilities” at the 16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, July 11-13, 2018 at the University of Linz, Austria. Special Thematic Sessions present a detailed and comprehensive view of specific topics; and the proceedings will become a visible and wide spread reference of these topics. Abstracts must be submitted by February 1, 2018. Abstracts will be reviewed by at least 3 experts in the field. In case of acceptance a camera ready version of full papers (max. 8 pages) and short papers (max. 4 pages) has to be submitted till March 25, 2018. ICCHP publishes with Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. To learn more, please visit http://www.icchp.org/session/10693, or contact John Morris, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-367-1348.
LiveWell RERC is sponsoring an app development competition for middle, high school, and college students as well as non-professional developers. Three winning apps will be selected to receive a cash award. We will also select two apps at random for prizes, so we encourage you to submit your project even if it is a simple app.
The LiveWell App Challenge is intended to promote awareness of the need for assistive and accessible technologies by fostering innovation through a fun, hands-on activity. Applicants are encouraged to submit mobile applications that address a need from one of LiveWell’s target areas, but apps from any area will be accepted. We are particularly interested in apps that can be used by people with disabilities and people who are aging.
The Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing the care of people with spinal cord injury/disorder (SCI/D).
The ASCIP educational conference and expo is a vital resource for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Behavioral Health Providers, Physicians, Spinal Cord Injury Nurses, and Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapists with the focus on spinal cord injury and disorder. Professionals attend the ASCIP conference for premium and diverse education, unmatched collaboration, and exposure to the most innovative products and solutions on the market that enrich the continuum of care for individuals with spinal cord injury/disorder.
The 2017 Educational Conference will focus on cutting edge and innovative strategies to promote and achieve successful outcomes following SCI/D. It is essential for the professionals working in SCI/D to stay current with recent advances and technology, and this conference will provide a venue to promote optimal quality of life as it relates to SCI/D medicine and rehabilitation.
The inaugural 2017 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications will be held on the beautiful Big Island of Hawai'i. This new conference, sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society, follows in the evolution of the former IEEE CCA to recent successful MSC venues, the last of which was held in 2016. The CCTA 2017 technical program will feature the presentation of contributed and invited papers, as well as tutorial sessions and workshops, focusing on technological advances and applications of control engineering. This focus includes all aspects of control engineering for practical control systems, from analysis and design, through simulation and hardware. Major themes of energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation will feature applications of control technology for robotic, automotive, biomechanical, aerospace, power and energy systems, control of networks, and many others.
CCTA 2017 will be held at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows on the Big Island. The venue is a medium-sized, serene property on the west Kohala Coast, and the organizers have negotiated reasonable room rates which include all resort amenities. The Big Island of Hawai'i offers an abundance of natural beauty and sites, with 11 of the world's 13 climate zones. With a land mass of nearly twice the size of all other Hawaiian Islands combined, but with only a small fraction of the state's population, its diverse terrain spans green and black sand beaches to lush rainforests and waterfalls, and two active volcanoes within Volcanoes National Park.
On Thursday, August 24, 2017 the call for papers for Volume 6 of the Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities and the Science/Research Track of the 33rdCSUN Assistive Technology Conference will begin. The Science/Research Journal Call for Papers will conclude on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
The 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’17)
The 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’17) in conjunction with International Biomedical Engineering Conference of KOSOMBE will be held at International Convention Center (ICC), Jeju Island, Korea from July 11 to 15, 2017. The overall theme of the conference is “Smarter Technology for Healthier World” and will cover diverse topics of cutting-edge research in biomedical engineering, healthcare technology R&D, translational clinical research, technology transfer and entrepreneurship, and biomedical engineering education. The conference program will feature high-profile keynote lectures, minisymposia, workshops, invited sessions, oral and poster sessions, sessions for students and young professions, sessions for clinicians and entrepreneurs, and exhibitions.
The M-Enabling Summit is the only program exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessible and assistive applications and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities. It is an annual meeting place for all who create and contribute accessible ICT products, services and consumer technologies.
Bringing together professionals, corporations, service organizations, and key thought leaders, the M-Enabling Summit is an all-inclusive conference and showcase featuring innovative technology, mobile applications, connected devices, and services for this sector’s more than one-billion users worldwide.
With accessible and assistive solutions at the forefront of the mobile industry it is becoming an essential differentiator and competitive advantage. The M-Enabling Summit highlights the unprecedented opportunities of the mobile industry in this rapidly expanding market.
Northeastern’s “Nurses Hack Healthcare” is a one of a kind event that can’t be missed! This year’s focus is on evolving the field of “telehealth” and “the medical home”. If you’re looking to network, there will be hundreds of attendees of different disciplines that include web designers, technologists, nurses, computer scientists, engineers, designers to name a few ready to interact and make connections. If you’re looking to take an idea to the next level, we have mentors and resources that can propel your idea onto the frontlines of healthcare as well as cash prizes for winning teams. Nurses Hack Healthcare will be the event that spurs the beginning of immense change and innovation and we’d love your attendance!
The hardest part of starting up is knowing where to start. At our Hackathon Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal healthcare startup environment for innovation and entrepreneurship magic to happen.
Over 3,000 attendees from across the nation and abroad attend the annual ASA Aging in America Conference conference to learn, network and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults.
The Center on Disabilities (COD) is committed to the vision of an inclusive society where people of all abilities have the chance to achieve their goals and experience success. Through excellent training and research, they nurture learning and innovation to improve the world for people with disabilities.
Mark your calendars and look forward to our 3 presentations at this year's 32nd annual CSUN Asssistive Technology Conference:
- Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - LiveWell RERC – Emerging ICT Developments for Independent Living
- Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 4:20 PM - Smartphone Use and Activities by People with Disabilities: 2015-2016 Survey
- Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 1:20 PM - BreatheWell: Developing a Stress Management App on Wearables for PTSD & TBI
LiveWell staff are planning to present findings from their research at ATIA 2017.
ATIA 2017 is the place to learn about advances in assistive technology, stay on top of best practices and trends, and network with others who make, sell, deliver, support, teach, test, and use products and systems that enhance life for persons with disabilities.
A call for presentations is open until June 17, 2016.
The 2016 ASHA Convention will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 17–19, 2016. It is the premier annual professional education event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Bringing together more than 12,000 attendees, the Annual Convention provides unparalleled opportunities to hear the latest research and gain new skills and resources to advance your career.
Our 2016 theme is "Everyday leadership. Leadership every day." Read more about the theme and how it will be explored in the message from the Convention Co-Chairs.
Join your colleagues for the comprehensive programming, cutting-edge education, and energized atmosphere of the ASHA Convention!
AGE-WELL NCE will be holding our Second Annual Conference & General Meeting in Montreal, QC as a pre-conference event to CAG 2016. This year’s conference will be open to the public. All AGE-WELL network investigators, industry and community partners, students, board and committee members and staff are invited to attend. Canadian seniors and caregivers are also welcome.
The opening reception will take place the evening of October 18th, followed by two full conference days on October 19th and 20th. The conference will include speakers, panels and networking opportunities to help focus our efforts on issues that are currently affecting the lives of seniors and caregivers, and to develop solutions that will be truly meaningful and important to all Canadians.
Come see LiveWell RERC researchers present at this year's annual M-Enabling Summit. With its theme of “Accessible Technologies and Environments for All,” the 2016 M-Enabling Summit will provide a platform for empowering mobile technologies and focus on next-generation innovations and breakthroughs for users of all abilities.