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27 - 30 October 2020

Global trends and threats

Congress type icon Symposium | Politics

Global trends and threats


Dr. med. Urs Schneider

Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung IPA


Jon Pearlman

University of Pittsburgh

Human Engineering Research Laboratories


Wed, 2018/05/16 15:15 - 16:30 export in calendar


CCO, Room 4

Title Lecture Info Speaker

Congress Lecture

The global need for assistive technology – a WHO perspective

Abstract: WHO estimates that there are more than 1000 million people now and 2000 million by 2050 would benefit from one or more assistive products. However, today only 1 in 10 people in need have access to assistive products, WHO wants to change this scenario.

Khasnabis, Chapal

Congress Lecture

Rehabilitation engineering research and education efforts

Abstract: The Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) is a partnership among the University of Pittsburgh, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and the UPMC Medical Center. Its mission is to continuously improve mobility and function of people with disabilities (PwD) through advanced engineering and clinical research in medical rehabilitation.

Cooper, Rory

Congress Lecture

Changing the game – ISWP – the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals

Abstract: ISWP was launched in 2015 to help to professionalize the wheelchair sector. This talk with provide an overview of our accomplishments and available resources to improve product and service quality and establish supportive policies.

Pearlman, Jon