HEAT 2004 - The Home and Electronic Assistive Technology

Registration for the HEAT 2004 workshop is now open

If Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT) is to increase the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities and the elderly, it must be dependable, performing exactly as expected whenever it is called upon. The technology also needs to be designed and installed so that it is actually used, and it must answer the real needs and wishes of its users.

The HEAT workshop is intended to foster dialogue and debate between people involved with all aspects of EAT in the home. These will include (but are not limited to) people with disabilities and the elderly and their representatives; carers; social services staff; occupational therapists; health trust workers; (integrated) community equipment stores representatives; systems developers (including designers and installers); care home providers, and researchers.

Full details of the workshop including the programme, and how to register can be found at
http://www -users.york.ac.uk/~am1/HEAT.htm.

Please note that places are strictly limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Informal enquiries should be directed to
Gordon Baxter (g.baxter@psych.york.ac.uk) or
Guy Dewsbury (g.dewsbury@lancaster.ac.uk).

Dr Roger Orpwood (Bath Institute of Medical Engineering) "Dependability Issues In Smart House Design"
Elizabeth Sergeant (Social Work Manager, Aberdeen City, Scotland) "Dependability and Electronic Assistive Technology: A Service Provider Perspective".

ORGANIZED BY Gordon Baxter and Guy Dewsbury for the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration in Dependability of Computer -Based Systems (DIRC) in association with the CUHTec the Centre for Usable Home Technology.HEAT 2004 is supported by Hometoys (www.hometoys.com)

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