Robotics for Rehabilitation Therapy Workshop

Workshop for health and social care professionals to learn about and test robotics for rehabilitation therapy and identify CPD requirements. 

Where and When?

Date: 21/07/2023
Time: 10:00-16:00
Location: The National Robotarium, Edinburgh

About this event

The EPSRC NetworkPlus EMERGENCE will run a workshop from the National Robotarium, Heriot-Watt University’s campus in Edinburgh, on July 21st, between 10AM and 4PM.

The objective of the EMERGENCE network is to drive world-class advances in healthcare robotics research and development to support people living with frailty within communities in the UK.

The workshop is part of a series of workshops designed to understand how health and social care professionals can benefit from using assistive robotics on their own terms. Empowering health and social care professionals through digital technologies has long been a goal in health and care policy. As governments invest in post-pandemic digital transformation, ensuring workers are empowered and not excluded by technology is more urgent than ever.

The focus of the workshop will be robotic technology in support of physical rehabilitation therapies.

The attendees of the workshop will:

• Learn about and test state-of-the-art rehabilitative robotic platforms, including examples of social robots and wearable robotics.

• Discuss requirements for configuring, verifying and validating systems to best match the needs of staff in dynamic care contexts.

• Contribute to identifying gaps in clinical and engineering education to enable healthcare technology skills development, and scope continuing professional development needs.

The analysis from this and further workshops will generate insights about the kinds of policy support and interdisciplinary research infrastructure needed for new forms of human-robot collaboration in caring environments during and after digital transformation.

Who should attend?

This workshop is open to multi-disciplinary health and social care professionals and anyone from institutional organisations and especially anyone involved in CPD and with a keen interest in technology innovation to address current and future service delivery challenges.