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Research and Innovation in Technologies for Home Wellbeing

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An interactive and engaging event looking at how future technology in our homes might help towards our wellbeing.

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"Research and Innovation in Technologies for Home Wellbeing"

2nd November - 10:45-14:45 (registration opens at 10:15)

10.45am Welcome

11.00am Keynote: Ian Spero, Founder of Agile Ageing Alliance

11.45am Speaker Session 1

  • Dr Aisling O’Kane, Senior Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction for Health, University of Bristol, SPHERE project
  • Prof Malcolm Frisk, Professor of Ageing and Digital Health, De Montford University, European Commission funded LIV:IN project
  • Geoff Stevens, Connected Places Catapult, Homes for Healthy Ageing Programme

12.40pm MyGlobalHome spotlight talk

12.45pm lunch with exhibition of demos, posters and tours to MyGlobalHome Innovation Centre

1.45pm Speaker Session 2

  • Prof Mark Plumbley, Professor of Signal Processing, Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey, “AI for Sound” project
  • Prof Derk-Jan Dijk, Professor of Sleep and Physiology, University of Surrey, Surrey Sleep Research Institute
  • Kirsty McMullan, Delivery Team Project Manager, Design Council, “A Public Vision for the Home of 2030”

2.40pm Closing comments

What's on Offer?

This event will offer audiences an insight into a range of future technologies for home wellbeing as well as the social and ethical implications of implementing them. Visitors will hear presentations from expert speakers on a variety of topics relating to technologies for home wellbeing and be able to explore a series of technology demonstrations and poster presentations as well as take a tour of the MyGlobalHome Innovation Centre featuring innovative smart home technology. There will also be the opportunity for attendees to discuss topics raised over lunch with speakers, and technology and poster presenters such as what is important when it comes to technology usage at home.

What is it about?

The event highlights the importance of designing sustainable technologies that induce wellbeing in the home environment, and the kinds of technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) that might be possible in future. We will be discussing the potential for connecting information and understanding to create homes that look after their occupants and not the other way round! We look at how to improve communication between the different smart technologies present in people’s homes, which can offer targeted insights for a broad range of health conditions. Beyond implementing smart devices that can monitor and automate, we are seeking to create environments that are able to analyse context-rich data to provide more valuable insights. This will be incredibly helpful in monitoring anything from serious underlying health conditions to general fitness in home occupants.

The event showcases a variety of activities at the University of Surrey, especially at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (number one in Computer Vision research in the UK) and the newly established Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI, a pan-university Institute that brings together world-leading AI and domain expertise across the different disciplines to realise and shape AI for public good.

Who is it open to?

General public, software and tech industries, policy makers, local authorities, research councils

Who will it be of interest to?

Anyone with an interest in how the future design of technologies can influence peoples' wellbeing in the home environment.

Covid-19 Guidelines for events at The University of Surrey:

  • We strongly advise you to wear a face covering for the duration of the event – except when seated, eating and drinking, and/or presenting.
  • We request that you take a lateral flow test within 48 hours before attending.
  • We ask that you let the event organisers know if you test positive for COVID within 14 days after the event.
  • If you have recently arrived from an international destination, you must ensure any quarantine regulations have been adhered to.
  • You will be asked to agree to the above guidelines in order to register.


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There will be a follow-up event “Future Technologies for Home Wellbeing” at 15.30 (registration opens at 15:00). Please follow this link for further information and to register.


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This event is supported by the EPSRC funded “AI for Sound” project at CVSSP, University of Surrey.

Lastly, there will be an opportunity to take part in a follow-up online event “Envisioning Future Homes for Wellbeing” at 18:00, Friday 12th November.

Please follow this link for further information and to register.

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