International Club of Berne

Club Meeting - diseases + robots

Tuesday, 25th September 2018 at 7pm

Location: Cheminee Room of the Bruder Klaus Church (tram 7 stop Burgernziel)

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Club Meeting – Diseases and Robotics

When                Tuesday, 25 September, from 19:00 to 21:30

Where
               Bruder Klaus Church (tram 7 to Burgernziel)


Contact           
Gerd Ulbers



Judith Safford, Ph. D.,  Director of the Institute of Rheumatology Research, presents “My Life and Work - Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.”

See her TED talk in Zurich on www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNyfPeCSXh0 

The second speaker is Mira El Kamali, a Ph. D. student at the University of Fribourg. She works at the  HumanTech Institute (Technology for Human Well-being) of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO). The Institute is dedicated to research and teaching in human-computer interaction, combining expertise in computer science, psychology and sociology.

She will present NESTORE, a virtual coach who aims to help people with physical, nutritional, cognitive, social questions, using intelligent decision making in a “companion” embodied in a smartphone or physical unit.

We will have one or two more short presentations and a discussion on the current state of Robotics, in particular care-giving robots, and the medical use of augmented technologies to improve our physical capabilities.

Snacks and drinks will be provided. Non-ICB members are asked to contribute CHF 5.-. The meeting will finish around 9 pm.


 

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Graham wrote
at 12:36pm on Monday, 24th September 2018
An interesting youtube video on Robots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAEhxqCYrbM

See http://icberne.ch/item/1187577 for more on the series of talks on Robotics at the Uni Berne.
Graham wrote
at 10:52am on Friday, 21st September 2018
The second speaker is Mira El Kamali, a Ph. D. student at the University of Fribourg. She works at the HumanTech Institute (Technology for Human Well-Being) of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO). The Institute is dedicated to research and teaching in human-computer interaction, combining expertise in computer science, psychology and sociology.

Abstract:
The proportion of people aged over 65 years is growing faster in many countries due to technological advancements. In this presentation, Mira will present the importance of technology in maintaining and improving the elderly`s lifestyle. In particular, I will present NESTORE, a virtual coach who aims to help people in five domains: physical, nutritional, cognitive, social and mental. The design of NESTORE is based on a well-grounded psychological and behavioral theory and also on sensors for monitoring activities. An intelligent system and leveraging decision support logic will deliver “advice and coaching”. This will be offered through a “companion” which is embodied in a smartphone and in an intelligent tangible object, according to the user’s preferences and interests.
Graham wrote
at 10:51am on Friday, 21st September 2018
https://humantech.heia-fr.ch/EN/presentation/Pages/core-competences.aspx

The "Technology for Human Well-being" Institute aims at improving the quality of life and well-being of humans thanks to the ingenious use of new technologies, in order to strengthen their abilities as individuals, as well as members of an increasingly dynamic, nomadic and globalized society. The Institute promotes the development of innovative solutions for the implementation of an intelligent society concept, otherwise known as the “Smart Society”, a co-evolution of technologies and society in order to address societal challenges with an in-terdisciplinary approach. The Institute has the mission to carry out research in specific and transversal sectors, at the intersection of technological, economic and human sciences
Core competences

The emergence of the knowledge society, based on the omnipresent influence of infor-mation and communication technologies (ICT), has triggered a fundamental change in our society and economy. This evolution raises strategic issues for our society, such as:

Ageing of the population as well as the mental, social and physical well-being of the population
Environment protection and its surveillance from the point of view of sustainability
Innovative, participatory, safe and solidary societies, which are respectful of citizens and economy
Universal and reliable services with transparent access, open to resources and global data.
Graham wrote
at 10:56am on Wednesday, 19th September 2018
Judith Safford received her PhD in Economics at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. Since then she has focused on management of non-profit organisations as well as coaching and training. In Switzerland now, she is Director of the Institute of Rheumatology Research IRR.

The mother of two young adults, Judith still sneaks off whenever time permits to tramp along a snowy mountain slope or scamper up a rock wall. Despite being affected herself by a chronic form of arthritis, she climbed 16 peaks of over 4'000m in the Alps last year

Her aim is to raise awareness for better treatments and more research into rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

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