How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare? – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics

Amit Kumar Pandey

How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare? – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics, at the Health Tech Event, on January 31, 2018, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview.

Never before in the history of robotics, social robots have been so close to us, in our society. We are ‘evolving’, so as our society, lifestyle and the needs. AI and Robotics together are converging towards creating a smarter, happier and healthier eco-system of living. The first part of the talk will reinforce that such social robots have a range of potential societal applications in healthcare and therapy, and that as a robotics industry, SoftBank Robotics’ R&D and Innovation is around the centrality of wellbeing of people. The second part will present the feedback and needs from the real users, and will highlighting some of the immediate R&D directions. The talk will conclude with some open challenges ahead, including social and ethical issues and emphasize on the greater need of a bigger and multidisciplinary effort. Continue reading “How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare? – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics”

Technology and care: the impact of use of exoskeleton for patients – Presented by Lieven De Maesschalck, Mobilab

Lieven De Maesschalck

Technology and care: the impact of use of exoskeleton for patients – Presented by Lieven De Maesschalck, Mobilab, at the Health Tech Event, on January 31, 2018, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview

The presentation with give an overview about the use of exoskeletons for patients. As introduction we start with a short description about the to walk again foundation, founded in 2003 by paraplegic former Iron Man triathlon champion Marc Herremans and his coach. His mission was to make disability sports & related rehabilitation services accessible to all. “Getting human capital out of their wheelchairs” “Because inactivity paralyzes both mind and body”. So now we are taking the next step: TWA-Post Rehabilitation Centres. An initiative by the To Walk Again Foundation, Orthopedie Van Haesendonck, AZ Herentals and Mobilab@ThomasMore. With this brand new initiative we want to set the standard for accessible, stimulating and progressive post-rehabilitation services through sports and exercise – pairing medical technology with expert medical and academic support. This presentation will give an overview of the activities already done and planned. This lecture gives information over the impact of the use  off exoskeloton on Qualitiy of Live and this in a two years follow-up study. There will be also a demo with the exoskeleton. Continue reading “Technology and care: the impact of use of exoskeleton for patients – Presented by Lieven De Maesschalck, Mobilab”

Social Robotics, AI, IoT & Cloud Intelligence to converge for healthier ecosystem of living – Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics

Amit Kumar Pandey

Social Robotics, AI, IoT & Cloud Intelligence to converge for healthier ecosystem of living – Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics

Dr. Amit Kumar Pandey is Head Principal Scientist (Chief Scientist) at SoftBank Robotics Europe, Paris, France, also serving as the scientific coordinator of collaborative projects. Earlier for 6 years he worked as researcher in Robotics and AI at LAAS-CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), France. His Ph.D. thesis (Towards Socially Intelligent Robots in Human Centered Environment), is among the best three theses in Robotics in Europe for prestigious euRobotics Georges Giralt Award. He is the principal investigator in various European Union (EU) projects. He is also the founding coordinator of Socially Intelligent Robots and Societal Applications (SIRo-SA) Topic Group (TG) of euRobotics and the recipient of Non Residential Bihari Honour Award, 2014 for Science, Technology and Education, one of the highest level civilian honors, awarded by the state of Bihar, India. Amit Kumar Pandey will speak about How the social robots can play role in the spectrum of innovative healthcare on January 31, at Health Tech Event in Maastricht.

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Society and Societal needs. Robotics and AI. Continue reading “Social Robotics, AI, IoT & Cloud Intelligence to converge for healthier ecosystem of living – Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics”

Ulster University researchers revolutionise dementia care with video-based technology

Ulster University researchers have developed ground-breaking video technology that is revolutionising medication management for people with dementia. The mobile phone-based care model delivers video reminders to guide people with dementia on medication scheduling, administration and dosage. Continue reading “Ulster University researchers revolutionise dementia care with video-based technology”