EDA collaborative projects in Assistive Technology feature in Department of Health report

Three collaborative projects between the School of Engineering and Digital Arts and the Neurorehabilitation Unit and Medical Physics Department at the East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) feature in the latest Department of Health annual report “Research and Development Work Relating to Assistive Technology ”. The report is a comprehensive review of projects undertaken across the UK between April 2011 and March 2012 that aim to develop innovative technologies to support older and disabled people to maximise their independence.
The three collaborative projects mentioned in the report are as follows and further details can be found by following the links.

The development of a vision based facial gesture recognition system to control assistive technology in neuro-disability

Using a novel inertial sensor based system to assess upper limb movement in brain injury

The development of an intelligent and autonomous powered wheelchair (SYSIASS)
This project has has also received a mention in the Annual Report of EKHUFT that has been submitted to Secretary of State for Health.

The first two projects will be presented at the annual combined conference of the American Neurorehabilitation Societies ACRM and ASNR in October 2012. The authors have been invited to join the prestigious American Faculty for Rehabilitation Medicine. The third project will be presented at a European Conference at Lille in August.