June 2019 conference report

4th June Conference – Technological innovation – improving life after brain injury

What a terrific conference this was!  We would like to say a big thank you to a wonderful variety of presenters exhibiting amazing innovative & inspirational work and a very wide cross section of delegates. Thank you to everyone who gave us such fabulous feedback too. It makes all the hard work that goes into organising events like this so worthwhile and I’d like to thank the hard-working ABIL Committee for all they have done and Irwin Mitchell for all their support.

For ease of access, the list below provides information, names and contact details of all the presenter/exhibitors. Please don’t hesitate to contact them. They would love to hear from you

Tony Hart Chair of ABIL

COGNITRACK – COGNITRON

Cognitrack i4i Study “Test yourself: how do we assess cognition after brain injury?”

Dr Lucia M Li, Clinical Lecturer in Neurology, Imperial College London

Access the online version of cognitrack here: https://www.cognitron.co.uk/

Find out more about our lab and research  http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computational-cognitive-clinical-neuroimaging-lab

EVA PARK and MAKEWRITE APP

EVA Park – EVA Park is a multi-user online virtual world that gives people with aphasia unique opportunities to practise their speech and establish social connections

Dr Abi Roper – City, University of London

Website: http://evapark.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

MAKEWRITE

Use existing text to make your own new piece of creative writing in four simple stages: choose, erase, arrange and share

Dr Abi Roper – City, University of London

Web: http://blogs.city.ac.uk/inca/MakeWrite

Email: [email protected]

SENSORY MOVEMENT STUDY

Sensory Movement Study

Sarah Daniels, Lead Therapist, Charing Cross Neuro Rehab Unit

Contact via : https://uk.linkedin.com/in/sarah-daniels-096053100

MIND MOTION and BALANCE

Mind Motion and Balance – Physio Function and Mindmaze

Helen van Uem, Neurological Physiotherapist PhysioFunction Ltd and Imogen Keane – Mindmaze

Website for Physio Function: https://www.physiofunction.co.uk/about/the-company

Email for Physio Function: [email protected]

Website for Mind Motion: http://www.mindmotionweb.com

Email for Mind Maze: [email protected]

RE-WALK EXOSKELETON

Pioneering ReWalk exoskeleton

Gheorge Dunca demonstrated the pioneering ReWalk exoskeleton, which is a suit providing hip and knee motion which enables users to stand upright, walk, turn, climb and descend stairs.

Website: https://rewalk.com/

CREATIVE INNOVATION IN MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Creative Innovation in Music Technology

Elizabeth Nightingale & Irene Lo Coco – Chiltern Music Therapy

Website: http://www.chilternmusictherapy.co.uk

Email(s) [email protected]

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ETHEL , THE SMART CARE HUB

An ‘always-on’ large touch screen device designed specifically for older people, allowing them to stay in touch with family and carers

 Deepak Samson – Connected Care Solutions

Website: http://www.ethelcare.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

USING VIRTUAL REALITY TO AUGMENT REHABILITATION IN CLINICS AND THROUGH TELEREHABILITATION

Using Virtual Reality to augment rehabilitation in clinics and through telerehabilitation

David Fried (CEO) – Evolv

Website: https://evolvrehab.com/

Email: [email protected]

EYE CONTROL

EyeControl, a wearable personal communication device that gives a voice to locked-in patients

Tania Suares – – EyeControl

Website: http://www.eyecontrol.co.il

Email: [email protected]

READ-RIGHT

Read-Right, a therapy and research application accessed over the internet

Catherine Doogan

Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/icn/research/research-groups/neurotherapeutics

Email: [email protected]