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26 & 27
March 2019

NEC
Birmingham

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

Professional Theatre 6

Please Note: Below timetable speakers are for the 2018 show

Wednesday 25th April

Thursday 26th April

Professor Martin J Vernon speaking in Professional Theatre 6 at 11.00 - 11.30

Seminar Time: 11.00 - 11.30

Speaker Name: Professor Martin J Vernon

Seminar Title: National approaches to improving care quality for people living with frailty

An over view of the current national policy drivers to improving quality of care for older people living with frailty as a long term condition, including current NHS England approaches to routine frailty identification and evidence based intervention.

Amy Bean speaking in Professional Theatre 6 at 11.45 - 12.15

Seminar Time: 11.45 - 12.15

Speaker Name: Amy Bean

Seminar Title: Affordable evidence based solutions for neurological rehabilitation

An overview for Saebo’s expanding product range for rehabilitation. Saebo has a growing focus on evidence based solutions that are easy to use, affordable and accessible to both therapists and service users. This talk will review our current products and those new for 2018 in conjunction with the evidence behind them.

Samantha Payne speaking in Professional Theatre 6 at 12.30 - 13.00

Seminar Time: 12.30 - 13.00

Speaker Name: Samantha Payne

Seminar Title: Open Bionics: developing the world's first 3D printed multi-grip bionic hand

Open Bionics will showcase how they have been working with NHS England to provide low-cost multi-grip bionic hands to children and young people. This trial set out to improve the clinical experience of upper-limb amputees and test the functional and psychosocial advantages of using multi-grip bionic limbs. Open Bionics was awarded an NHS product development contract for their low-cost bionic hands - becoming the first healthcare system in the world to trial this new technology with patients as young as 8 years of age. This seminar will demonstrate how 3D printing can help innovate socket design, improving comfort for amputees, and radically reduce the cost of advanced myoelectric prosthetic hands.

Reinout Engelberts speaking in Professional Theatre 6 at 13.15 - 13.45

Seminar Time: 13.15 - 13.45

Speaker Name: Reinout Engelberts

Seminar Title: Early detection of social isolation

The Sensara Homecare is lifestyle monitoring. With a couple of sensors in the home of a senior person living alone Sensara Homecare detects changes in behaviour that can result in health risks. Our self-learning algorithm is based on 15 years of scientific research. The system can also identify when there are visitors and the time spend outside. Combining those two indicators we determine when social activity is declining. In the seminar specific cases for detection of social isolation in which municipalities, care organisations and insurance companies join forces will be presented.

Matt Harrison speaking in Professional Theatre 6 at 14.00 - 14.30

Seminar Time: 14.00 - 14.30

Speaker Name: Matt Harrison

Seminar Title: Life-changing Apps and Gadgets

During this session we will highlight key apps and gadgets that increase independence and autonomy for those with disabilities, especially visual impairment.

Lauren Downie speaking in Professional Theatre 6 at 14.45 - 15.15

Seminar Time: 14.45 - 15.15

Speaker Name: Lauren Downie

Seminar Title: Recovery from Subarachnoid haemorrhage – A Survivor’s Guide.

What it is like to have suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage, the lack of support services available and the implications on patient recovery.

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