View all events

07 September 2023
01:00 UK / 20:00 EST

Building a roadmap for Assistive Technology innovation

This event is a #GDIx event - part of the Disability Innovation Summit

Find out more about the Disability Innovation Summit and register to join us online on the 13th and 14th September.

Shaping the future of Assistive Technology. This in-person gathering will take place on Thursday 7th September 2023 at 1.00pm to 4.30pm, at the University of Salford, MediaCityUK - a dynamic space of learning and innovation.

Bringing together researchers, industry experts, clinicians and innovators we will showcase the latest interdisciplinary research in AT innovation, consider how research translates into new products and services, and how we can create a roadmap for the advancement of Assistive Technology.

You will hear from leading edge researchers who are testing new ideas to radically improve AT - from prosthetics to wheelchairs to hearing aids - and other experts who will share their insights into the implications of the post-Brexit regulatory environment for AT in the UK, and what helps or hinders the translation of academic research into innovative AT products and services.

A unique opportunity to gain insights and explore the current landscape for Assistive Technology innovation. There will also be the opportunity to network over lunch.

Register now to secure your spot!

This event is brought to you by TIDAL Network Plus - Transformative Innovation in the Delivery of Assisted Living products and services, supported by Health Innovation Manchester - working to discover, develop and deploy new innovations to improve the health and wellbeing of Greater Manchester’s 2.8m citizens.

Who should attend

Anyone interested in interdisciplinary research relating to the development and improvement of assistive technologies:

  • Academic researchers, including students and PhD candidates, in disciplines including engineering, biomechanical engineering, materials science, data science, sensors, AI, health tech who are working in the field of assistive technologies such as prosthetics and orthotics, hearing aids, visual aids, mobility devices such as wheelchairs, medical devices, digital accessibility and other digital AT
  • Clinicians, Allied Health Professionals and others in the health sector working with disabled people / AT users / health technologies and/or with an interest in the above
  • Researchers, product designers, manufacturers in AT industry
  • AT users and advocates