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26 & 27
March 2019


CDP Certified

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 Maggie Ellis: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Maggie Ellis

Company Name: London School of Economics and West Square Associates

Maggie Ellis is Lead Academic at Enterprises, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she has been involved with EU Research Projects since 1999. The MonAMI, and SOCIONICAL projects have led to UK and new EU schemes including EU PPI implementation. She is Coordinator of the European Group for eTechnology and Health (EKTG).

When working as an occupational therapist, she has managed physical disability and mental health services, been Chairman of the British OT Association, the European OT Committee and a Member of many university and research boards. EU and ISO Technical Committee Membership brought wider experience linking user needs with planners and policy makers. Currently, Co-Ordinator of the European Technology Group for eHealth (EKTG), which draws membership from EU nations. Maggie uses this background in her OT Practice at West Square Associates (WSA).

Maggie is a Member of the Cross-Party Groups for Digital Inclusion and Disability at Holyrood and for ALL Party Groups for SMART CITIES and Legal Aid in the UK Parliament.

Dont miss this seminar

Seminar Title: Does Assistive Technology meet your needs?

Modern day technology can make a great deal of difference to our lives, whether we are a Therapist, Industry, Budget Holder, User or Carer. In the busy world it is not always easy to keep up. This session aims to summarise the options, benefits and savings which add satisfaction, a healthier society and better use of opportunities. Come to review and discuss your own experiences.

Public Theatre 4, 14:45 - 15:15, Thursday 26th

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