Robotics for Frailty Challenge
The EMERGENCE Healthcare Technologies Network+ Robotics for Frailty Challenge Event took place on Wednesday 28th September 2022 at the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham with online attendance available.
Participants listened to a number of excellent key speakers speak from a variety of perspectives on the challenges around robotic assistive systems and frailty. The project team also contributed with detail around the context of the EMERGENCE network, the work completed to date and our next steps.
The EMERGENCE network was also delighted to announce the Robotics for Frailty Challenge funding call.
Event Presentations and Recordings
Presentation slides and recordings from all our key speakers and project team presentations that were given during the event are available below.
We have made raw transcripts of the recordings available where possible and are seeking to replace these with more accurate captioning facilities within the videos as soon as possible.
Introduction to the Healthcare Technologies Theme
Philippa Hemmings is the Head of Healthcare Technologies, supporting research across Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)’s remit which aims to accelerate translation to healthcare applications.
Overview of EMERGENCE Work Packages
Prof. Mark Hawley,
Project Co-investigator at the University of Sheffield
Prof. Alessandro Di Nuovo,
Project Co-investigator at Sheffield Hallam University
Prof. Farshid Amirabdollahian,
Project Co-investigator at the University of Hertfordshire
Assoc Prof. Mauro Dragone,
Project Co-investigator at Heriot-Watt University
The Robotics Assistant for the Aging: The Unbalanced Struggle between Benefits and Challenges
Dr. Elizabeth Mestheneos
Dr.Elizabeth Mestheneos promotes the work of 50plus Hellas and the Hellenic Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics to support the human rights of older people and ensure their active participation in society. . She undertakes research primarily in areas of Social Policy, particularly ageing. An ongoing project for HAGG is the 'Greek e-library for gerontology and geriatrics.' She is a past president of AGE Platform Europe and continues to promote their mission. She works in advisory and evaluation roles at EU and national level and is involved in the issue of new technologies in the context of ageing
An H&C Innovation Community
Michael has extensive experience across the health and care sector - as a clinician, service management, and business enterprise – giving a rich insight into the opportunities and challenges offered by innovation.