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Agenda of 1st HCI and Digital Health Forum: China and UK

For our workshop, we estimate that 15 people are likely to attend this workshop in Bournemouth University. The audience come from three areas: R&D, industry and investment. Meanwhile we h_87329122_sisters976ave a live streaming conference in China. All talks will be broadcasted mutually in Bournemouth and China. Our partners Newford Research Institute of Advanced Technology (NRIAT) and China-UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum are responsible for running China sessions in Wenzhou and Hangzhou, the city hosting G20 2016, respectively. We expect the number of online audience will reach to 100.

Download the forum agenda HCI_digitalhealth_agenda_V6

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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.