Professor Praminda Caleb-Solly at the University of Nottingham is leading a team of four other UK universities, Sheffield, Heriot-Watt, Sheffield Hallam, and Hertfordshire, who together will establish a new network, EMERGENCE. The network aims to create a robotics for healthcare community, which connects researchers, health and social care professionals, service users, regulators and policy makers, to bring about the wider use of healthcare robots to support people living with frailty in the community.
We will focus our research on healthcare robotics solutions that enable:
Allowing older adults to self-manage their frailty by supporting behaviour change and self-managed rehabilitation activities.
Allowing the mitigation of common manifestations of frailty such as help with activities of daily living and social isolation.
Allowing Health and Care Professionals to better manage frailty by assessing and monitoring changes associated with frailty.