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26 & 27
March 2019


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Innovations for the Future of Independent Living

  • Visitors attend the Naidex show with caption: Europes's largest and most established event for the disability sector
  • Robotic hand giving a helping hand with caption: Shows like this are helping to push the boundaries - Matthew Warnes, Grandcare
  • Amputee man running in the hills with caption: 30% more visitors compared to 2016
  • Image of a tablet screen with caption: Discover the technology that is revolutionising independent living
Speaker profile for Lorenzo Di Ciaccio: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Lorenzo Di Ciaccio

Company Name: Pedius

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After 4 years working as IT consultant for IT and pharmaceutical Industry, Lorenzo quit his job to found Pedius an app that allows deaf people to make phone calls using text to speech and voice recognition technologies.

Since the 2013 more than 18.000 users in 10 countries made their first phone calls using Pedius. Lorenzo is also a TEDx speaker active in promoting the social business model among schools and university teaching business ethic at LUISS University in Rome.

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Seminar Title: Don’t talk about disabilities, talk about superpowers!

We need to change the point of view about disability. The human body can balance a missing capability developing new astonishing skills. Technology can highlight those skills and give new opportunity to exploit diversity in a productive way. The aim of the seminar is to practice lateral thinking combining different sensibility with the new technologies. We will see different approaches and new technologies that can improve the quality of life and take out the best from diversity.

Public Theatre 1, 15:30 - 16:00, Thursday 26th.

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