To 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 Competitionor article by the deadline of midnight at 10th July, will received £50 discount for the registration fee.
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.
Dr 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).
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.
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
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 (email@example.com), 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.
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.
Dr 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, media 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.
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.
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.