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Special Offer in 1st UK-China HCI and Digital Health Forum

Regarding many enquires on registering our workshop, you need to visit the British HCI 2016 conference website and open the register webpage.

registerTo attend our forum(workshop) in Bournemouth University, you will tick the option of “Workshops (one day)” and pay the registration fee (the figure left).  The registration fee is £100 which includes a lunch and refreshment. Also it is a one-off payment, you can choose to attend any workshop on 12th July.

For our forum, we offer a special offer for your registration. More details please refer to our forum agenda HCI_digitalhealth_agenda_V6.

* The first 5 registrants, who must submit to the JediMind Competition or article by the deadline of midnight at 10th July, will received £50 discount for the registration fee.

 

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Speakers at The 1st HCI and Digital Health Forum: Technologies and Business Opportunities between China and UK

  • Time: 9:00-17:00, 12th July 2016

  • Venue: Kimmeridge House, Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University, BH12 5BB

  • Organisers

  1. iTalkTone Lab, Department of Psychology, Bournemouth University (UK)
  2. Newford Research Institute of Advanced Technology (China)
  3. China-UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum
  • Contact: bzeng@bournemouth.ac.uk; shong@bournemouth.ac.uk

  • Registration: click here

 

 

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Prof Sine McDougall (Professor in Psychology, Bournemouth University)

Title: Accessing meaning, usability and user experience: What eye tracking might and might not tell us in the healthcare context.

My research has focused on how we understand, learn, and use icons and signs used on computer interfaces and on traffic and public information signs.

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Dr Malcolm J. Fisk (Director, Telehealth Quality Group EEIG, De Montfort University)

Title: Telehealth Services and Technologies: User Acceptance and Market Opportunities

Notable is the fact that he recently led the European Commission funded TeleSCoPE project that developed a European Code of Practice for Telehealth Services – this now being further developed and taken forward as an International Code – by the Telehealth Quality Group EEIG of which he is Director.


Xun_HeDr Xun He
(Co-founder iTalkTone Lab, Bournemouth University)

Title: ERP Components and the Application in Brain-computer Interface

extensively use the electroencephalography (EEG) technique, including event-related potential (ERP) and steady-state visual-evoked potential (SSVEP).

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Tony Steffert (co-founder of Society of Applied Neuroscience)

Title: qEEG and Neurofeedback in ADHD and Dyslexia

more recently in creativity and peak-performance using “Virtual Reality” to enhance Neurofeedback learning and creativity in Actors, Dancers and Musicians.

 

TamasDr Tamas Hickish (Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust)

Title: Digital Health in Bournemouth and Southwest England

 

 

 

Richard_LihuaProf Richard Li-Hua (President of CAMOT Academy, Cambridge)

Title: China’s Innovation and Innovation Strategy

insightful observations and interpretation about what happened in the last 35 years between West and East, notably China and how a university/firm can be well positioned in the 21st century.

Pete ReadPete Read (CEO, Global Growth Market)

Title: China’s Digital Health Developments in the Asian Context

specialising in healthcare in China, Asia and other emerging markets, who has led assignments for many of the world’s most successful healthcare and technology companies.

IMG_6384Dr Biao Zeng (Founder of iTalkTone Lab, Bournemouth University)

Title: Demands of Digital Healthcare in China: Why China is NOT an Aged People Friendly Place?

 Zeng is extremely interested in applying psychology into a variety of social behaviour changes, e.g. polling, voting, rumour in cyberspace, and violence in hospitals.

HCI and Digital Health: Technologies and Opportunities in China and UK

The workshop, hosted by iTalkTone Lab, Bournemouth University and Newford Research Institute of Advanced Technology (NRIAT, China), is a satellite meeting to the British HCI 2016 Conference and will be held in Bournemouth University on 12th, July.

This workshop initially aims to review the current digital heath technologies and explore their potentials in real world.  Under the umbrella concept of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), EEG, eye-tracking and social assistive robot are three incentive technologies we are investigating. Relevant business models and investment opportunities between China and UK will be introduced as well.

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Without any assistive communication tool, locked-in syndrome patients are suffering from “nightmarish qualities, robbed of all function and trapped in a body in which you can’t communicate.” – Dr Mark Delargy,director of the brain injury programme at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dublin from BBC website.

The academia, mainly from psychology, health and IT backgrounds will present their findings in communicative behaviours and demonstrate cutting edge technologies, which facilitate wide range of communication in diverse groups, e.g. aphasia, autism and aged people, and various scenarios.

In particular, a healthcare-driven HCI approach will be under discoursed and developed. Advancement in HCI and even BCI has more and more entered into our privacy. From the perspectives of economics, ethics and business, we will answer whether technology could bring more equality, inclusion and benefit for different groups. A concept of “technology equity” will be proposed and discussed in the workshop.

The workshop themes and topics

  • Tendency and business models in global digital health market
  • Tendency in Human-computer and Brain-computer interfaces (BCI)
  • Edge-cutting technology in healthcare, especially EEG, eye-tracking and Robot
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis on HCI in digital health technologies
  • Potential and future ethical issues in digital health technologies

More registration,submission and agenda details are coming soon.

Calls and Chances from British HCI 2016

The 30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference (British HCI 2016) will be held between the 11th and 15th July 2016 at Bournemouth University’s Talbot Campus in Poole, Dorset (close to Bournemouth). The conference is organised by Bournemouth University’s Human Computer Interaction Research Group (BUCHI) in conjunction with the Interaction Specialist Group of BCS (Interaction SG), The Chartered Institute for IT.

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Google Glasses  @ copyright resource from internet.

Dr Zeng was appointed to be the sponsorship chair in the panel . He is responsible for developing this conference’s funding  strategies and making the impact on HCI industry, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The funding opportunity has been open now. Any institute, company or person is welcome to express the sponsorship interest by email (bzeng@bournemouth.ac.uk), call or leaving your message here.

A workshop on HCI and global opportunity is proposed by Dr Zeng as well. The theme is Global Engagement in Industry 4.0 and Investment Opportunity from China. Digital health is identified to be a main area. We expect more HCI experts and investors coming from China to Bournemouth this summer.

 

Purely innovative talking with academically working: EEG glasses

A stylish wearable EEG glasses, which was invented with the support of iTalkTone Lab, has inspired the warmth and passion in Hangzhou on 23rd December. An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a recording of brain activity and can be used to help diagnose and monitor a number of conditions affecting the brain.

Hangzhou, where Alibaba Group‘s headquarter is located, is the hottest hub for Chinese startups and “Internet Plus” business. Jack Ma, the grassroots billionaire and founder of Alibaba, has electrified Chinese youth with his global success and radicalised Hangzhou, a homeland of traditional Chinese aesthetics, into a commercial battlefield full of venture capital and entrepreneur spirit.

23122015_1Dr Zeng’s EEG glasses project can be one case. Leading a group of app developers, EEG experimenters and hardware engineers, Dr Zeng delivered the wearable EEG product to his sponsor, a local hi-tech company on the day before Christmas Eve. This roadshow took place in the Dream Village, which is a business incubation park in the west of Hangzhou.

Over 50 guests and audiences packed into a startup cafe located in the village. During the presentation, Dr Zeng initially ran an experiment to explain how brainwave or EEG was working. The experiment also showed his glasses was capable to detect, record and analyse EEG signal. Two functions of the EEG glasses were demonstrated later.  Firstly, using this glasses, one user was able to answer a list of two-choice questions without any spoken word. Secondly, the other user could take photo by driving the camera with his brainwave signal.

The roadshow received huge welcome from local investors, business companies, media23122015_2 and public. Thanks to Zhejiang University, a strong R&D incentive university, Zhejiang has taken the leader’s position in China’s BCI industry.  Therefore it has great potential to develop such product in Zhejiang. For the forthcoming plan, Dr Zeng said he would identify real demand in healthcare market and help the investors to improve the demo before mass production.

EEG Application in Alternative Communication

Invited by the Research Center of Informatisation in the city of Wenzhou, Dr Zeng used WeChat, an online communication app invented by Tencent, and organised an academic salon between BU and China on 22nd November. The salon attracted over 30 researchers globally to engage in the online event.22112015

The talk was titled as EEG Application in Alternative Communication and Neurofeedback Therapy. Dr Zeng attempted to forge the concept of “alternative communication” with such examples of sign language, whale sounds (pitch) and convert speech.  Also he briefly reviewed the history of EEG and introduced main principles and components in EEG studies. Furthermore he exemplified neurofeedback therapy with the cases of ADHD and epilepsy. Regarding EEG’s commercial potential, Dr Zeng summarised two business cases occurring in China.