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Future Tech Roadshow

The Future Tech Roadshow was held at the Earlham Institute on the 26th April 2019. It was a joint event by the Norfolk & Waveney STP, EAHSN, UEA and Hethel Innovation and was supported by supported by the NHS Leadership Academy, NHS Health Education England and Skills for Care. It attracted well over 100 delegates from across the region who heard about the latest developments in MedTech.

UEA held a special session in the afternoon focusing on Dementia MedTech and Prof Michael Hornberger Norwich Medical School gave the keynote talk entitled “Dementia and technology – where are we now?”  There were then 3 sessions:

Session one focused on Pre-Diagnosis and Dr Alpar Lazar School of Health Sciences talked about ‘Sleep technology and dementia prevention’ he was followed by Dr Gillian Coughlan Norwich Medical School, who focused on ‘Big data and diagnostics of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and then Dr Saber Sami, Norwich Medical School who talked about ‘New imaging stratification techniques for improved diagnostic and prognostic accuracy in dementia.’

Session Two was on Post-Diagnosis and Prof Chris Fox Norwich Medical School talked about ‘How do people with dementia and carers find Assistive Technology places, replaces or displaces care for independent living with cognitive impairment? From a quantitative perspective.’ and Prof Fiona Poland School of Health Sciences, then discussed the same from a qualitative perspective. Dr Vaisakh Puthusseryppady Norwich Medical School then spoke on ‘Spatial Disorientation in Alzheimer’s Disease: From Virtual Reality to the Real World’.

Session Three focused on ‘What Next’. Dr Karen Smith  Research & Innovation Services, UEA gave a talk about Funding Opportunities and there was a Panel- identifying both pre and post diagnosis priorities. You can contact Karen via email at Karen.l.smith@uea.ac.uk