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The European context for assistive technology

The second TIDE congress, entitled the European context for assistive technology, will take place in Paris on 26-28 April 1995.

TIDE (Technology Initiative for People with Disabilities and Elderly people) is a Commission programme for research and technological development in...

26 April 1995 - 26 April 1995
France

The second TIDE congress, entitled the European context for assistive technology, will take place in Paris on 26-28 April 1995.

TIDE (Technology Initiative for People with Disabilities and Elderly people) is a Commission programme for research and technological development in the field of rehabilitation technology, also called assistive technology.

The congress will consist of three parallel sessions covering the following three areas:

- First area:
. Testing of assistive technology products in Europe;
. Standards and standarization;
. Roles, involvement and training of users;
. Training and roles of researchers, developers and providers;

- Second area:
. Social and economic factors;
. Legislation , public policies and service delivery;
. Future technology trends;

Third area:
- Cognitive engineering;
- Virtual reality;
- Artificial vision;
- Robotics;
- New Materials;
- Multimedia;
- Speech and language technology.
For further information please contact:

European Commission
DG XIII/C-5
TIDE Office
200 rue de la Loi
B-1049 Brussels
Tel. +32-2-2990244; Fax +32-2-2990248

or

TIDE Congress Secretariat
MC-Consultancy
Stationsstraat 38
NL-3511 EG Utrecht
Tel. +31-30-311038; fax +31-30-321967

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