News of a Pre-Conference Festival:
(Wish I could attend both the festival and conference - PJ)
British Society of Gerontology 40th Annual Conference (5th to 7th July 2011)
University of PlymouthThe Faculty of Health and the University of Plymouth are pleased to announce a festival of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and older people on Monday 4th July before the British Society of Gerontology conference (5th-7th July). This festival will comprise presentations and demonstrations by leading IT companies and project leads in the NHS and academia on the uses of IT by older people, particularly in telehealth, telecare, and e-health. The event is open to all but we particularly welcome participants from BSG, academic researchers, NHS, charities, and the public.
July 4th 2011 13:00 - 17:00
TimetableThe Festival of ICT and older people is open to all and comprises short presentations with questions and answers in Lecture Theatre 1 and demonstrations and exhibits in the adjoining room 008 in the Roland Levinsky Building. Presentations will also be streamed live to the Internet and can be accessed at www.plymouth.ac.uk/faculties/health/webcasts.
ICT for all1.10-1.35 ICT for all. Wendy Olphert
1.35-2.00 Social networking for older people and their families. Howard Bashford
Health and social care2.00-2.25 Using the Internet in the care of people with dementia. Peter Ashby
2.25-2.50 Telehealth and Telecare in Torbay. Malcolm Dicken and Carl Beardsmore
Culture and Leisure2.50-3.15 Older people and the Internet of things. Gianni Corino, Mike Phillips
3.15-3.45 Break Tea and coffee are not provided but there are café's in Roland Levinsky Building and Drake's café in Rolle Building square.
Exhibits and demonstrations in seminar room 008 and in the Immersive Vision Theatre
Culture and Leisure Cont'd3.45-4.10 Social and cultural benefits from using the Internet. Andy Phippen
4.10-4.35 MOBISERV, An integrated intelligent home environment. Praminda Caleb-Solly and Simon Evans
4.35-5.00 Robot Companions. Tony Belpaeme, Angelo Cangelosi
5.00-5.15pm Exhibits and demonstrations include Torbay and Southern Devon Lifeline Alarms, Call24, Amano Technologies, Elderworld, Finerday, Robotics, Internet of things (including demonstrations in the Immersive Vision Theatre)