CareTech 2015: Conference on Assistive Technologies

When:  Thursday 4th June 2015, 9am to 4.30pm
Where: Canterbury campus, 0g46 & Og12, Old Sessions House

CareTECH-2015-largeCCCU are hosting the final conference for the Interreg-funded COALAS project.  The COALAS project is about developing new Assistive Technologies in the Healthcare sector.  Highlights of the day will include:

  • presentation of the COALAS project findings
  • keynote speech by Kate Springett, Head of School of Allied Health Professionals
  • demonstrations of robotic wheelchair and robot helper
  • panel discussion on ways forward for integrating further Assistive Technologies in service provision, user experience & health education

The event is free and open to all.  Refreshments and lunch are provided.  For further details, or to register for the event, please contact Katy Russ (

The partners are also currently working towards a new application to INTERREG for further funding. For more on the project, see the COALAS website.

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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