Students Staff

09 September 2013

Working in partnership to improve lives

Colchester Campus

Elderly hands

The conference will showcase ageing and assisted living research.

The wide range of research into ageing and assisted living at the University of Essex will be showcased at a special event next week.

Health and social care professionals and charities from across the region will be among those attending the event on Tuesday 17 September to get a better insight into the range of current and emerging research being carried out at the University in this area.

The free event, which is being organised by the University’s Ageing and Assisted Living Network, will not only highlight current research at Essex, but will give a platform for researchers to show what they can do and see how they can collaborate with the health and social care sector to see their work being put into practice.

The Ageing and Assisted Living Network is a cross-disciplinary network of researchers established to promote innovative, multi-disciplinary research in ageing and assisted living with the aim of improving the health and quality of life of older people and people with disabilities.

With an ageing population in the UK, the number of people with chronic illness and disability is on the increase, leading to a growing demand for assisted living technology to support independent living and enhance quality of life.

Called Working in Partnership to Improve Lives, the event will be held at the University’s Colchester Campus and will highlight a number of key research projects including how robotic technologies can improve the quality of life for the elderly and disabled and how video gaming technology can support rehabilitation of recurrent elderly fallers.


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