Tecnalia is organizing an event on healthcare robotics and virtual reality best practices addressed to companies working on this technology development.
The event will be held on 17 May, starting at 8:45 in the building they have in the Miramón technology park (Mikeletegi Pasalekua 2). It can be attended both in person and online and the language of the event will be English.
Along the event, several international experts on standards will participate sharing their knowledge on best practices and recommendations for healthcare robotics systems focused in software development, interoperability and human-robot interfaces.
The event will be divided into two parallel sessions with some interactions among them: one on healthcare robotics, and the other one on virtual reality, for those companies looking for new interactive interfaces.
Healthcare robotics session’s aim
Dr. Patrick Courtney and Dr. Diego Torricelli will participate with some talks about best practices and standards to be applied on the development of healthcare robotics technologies.
A final working session will be held between the present audience and the speakers on existing and emerging technologies in healthcare robotics. Tecnalia’s aim as DIH-Hero network, is to support small companies on healthcare robotics technologies and accelerate their research and innovation.
Virtual reality session’s aim
Virtual and augmented reality have been applied in industrial and health applications with success. However, in TACTILITY project Tecnalia is working on the immersion of the user in those virtual environments enriching the experience with tactile feedback.
Some international experts in the field such as Genova and Aalborg Universities or TECNALIA and Inria research centers will share with the audience their knowledge and experiences of the use of new interfaces for different applications. At the end of the session the present audience could have the opportunity of test a real demonstration of the TACTILITY system.
08:45 Welcome and registration
09:15 The role of (interoperability) standards in innovation and overcoming barriers in robotics for SMEs and users – some examples from laboratory science and automation
Dr. Patrick Courtney
10:15 Bridging the gap between market and research using standards and benchmarking tools
Dr. Diego Torricelli
09:15 Haptic Feedback
Dr. Strahinja Dosen, Aalborg University
Dr. Matija Strbac, Tecnalia Serbia
09:45 Virtual reality
Dr. Ferran Argelaguet, Inria
Dr. Maurizio Valle, Genova University
Unai Extremo, VirtualWare Group (Founder and CEO)
11:15 Coffee break
Iñaki Aramburu, Oroi Tech (Co-CEO and Co-founder)
14:00 Discussion panel on standards and best practices
Moderated by Dr. Ainara Garzo
14:00 Discussion panel on virtual reality
Moderated by Dr. Thierry Keller
Moderated by Dr. Thierry Keller
14:45 Coffee break
15:15 Networking* / TACTILITY System demostration
16:15 Tecnalia’s laboratory visit and demostrations
*Face-to-face meeting could be requested with the speakers. Please, send an e-mail to Ainara Garzo with the aim of organizing the networking meeting.
TECNALIA is a benchmark research and technological development centre in Europe and part of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA), with 1,400 professionals of 30 nationalities, focused on transforming technology into GDP to improve people’s quality of life, thereby creating business opportunities for companies. Its main areas of activity are: Health, Digital Transformation, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy Transition, Sustainable Mobility and Urban Ecosystem.
The company develops personalised products and services in the stages of prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and rehabilitation, through a comprehensive approach that includes genetics, nutrition and the physical and social environment, the main variables that affect people’s health. In particular, it works in the fields of healthy eating, neuroengineering, biomaterials, medical robotics, digital health, in vitro diagnosis, medical imaging and pharmaceutical development.