SRR Summer 2015 Meeting 9th June Newcastle
09 Jun 2015
Society for Research in Rehabilitation Summer 2015 meeting in Newcastle upon Tyne.
'Rehabilitation in the 21st Century:Using Robots & Computers to Promote Recovery'
The society’s meeting in summer 2015 was held at St James Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, hosted by Dr Lisa Shaw from Newcastle University. The theme of the conference was Rehabilitation in in the 21st Century: Using Robots & Computers to Promote Recovery.
The first symposia was given by Dr Igo Krebs, a leading expert in robotics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA. He delivered a very interesting session on the use of robotics in rehabilitation. The second symposia covered ways in which computer based technology can be designed, used and evaluated in rehabilitation. It was delivered by Dr Madeline Balaam, Dr Thomas Ploetz and Dr Chris Price from Newcastle University. Both symposia were excellent and well received.
Professor Chris McKevitt from King’s College London delivered the bi-annual Philip Nichols memorial lecture giving a very thought provoking talk on patient involvement in research.
The conference also included some first rate free research paper presentations, both oral and poster, along with several very interesting exhibitor stands for delegates to visit.
And finally, just to make the event even more memorable, there was an unscheduled trip to the venue car park when the fire alarms were activated! Fortunately everyone took this in good humour and it resulted in only minimal disruption to the day.
At least the sun was shinning for a very quick fire evacuation!
Members can download the Symposia presentations in the 'Members' area.
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