Assistive Technologies for Dementia Workshop

Last week ALL INN supported an event to kick off an exciting process to look at innovative ways to identify and meet unmet clinical needs for dementia.

The event was part of the HEFCE Medical Technologies Innovation Catalyst Project, which aims to turn the best academic research into medical technologies that change society for the better.

The event brought together academics from five Universities across the Leeds City region – The Universities of Leeds, York, Bradford, Huddersfield and Leeds Beckett University – alongside stakeholders working with people with dementia to bring a new, more personalised and practical perspective. Discussions were facilitated and knowledge shared, and by the end of the day some exciting plans were already starting to take shape.

The intention is for the academics to collaborate on research and proposals around the findings, to later be translated into real solutions that improve people’s lives. People with dementia will be influential in shaping these proposals, and the knowledge and experience of a wide variety of stakeholders will be included.

A big thank you to everyone who came along on the day and the Innovation Catalyst team at Leeds University for bringing everyone together. And as for the outcomes, watch this space!

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