OpenAAL project / National Robotarium

The Open Ambient Assisted Living (OpenAAL) project targets the fast co-creation of scalable and affordablesolutions to support the care of vulnerable people whose urgent need has been exemplified by the COVID-19pandemic.

Hosted by the Open Ambient Assisted Living (OpenAAL) project, part of the National Robotarium at Heriot-Watt University, the Robotics + Care Mashup will bring together academics, care providers and technologists to develop solutions for assisted living.

Get immersed in a real product development process over the course of a week (10-14 May 2021), with delegates from all around the country. Explore the use of emerging technology including cloud, robotics and the Internet of Things equipped with machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. You’ll own everything you develop and set your own metrics for success. Whether your goal is to develop your skills, solve a specific challenge, find a future collaborator, or simply meet like-minded people – please get on board!

We’ll be hosting product development sessions and workshops from companies providing technical support, including APIs and sensor kits, as well as exploring topics such as ethics and cybersecurity.

On completion of the event, you can earn a digital certificate and CPD hours.

Read our Q&A document, before heading over to our free community hub on Vito to sign up.

The project has already gained support from NHS Lothian, The Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI), BlackwoodHome and Care Group, Consequential Robotics, Alcuris Ltd, Cyberselves, Scottish Care, Sight Scotland, and TheData Lab – Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI.

Additional collaborators from the care sector are now urged to join the project. The Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS) will play a key role in connecting the project to members in its supporting organisations, including over 80 of the most significant care and support providers in Scotland’s third sector.