14th edition of IPAL-founded conference ICOST was held in Wuhan, 25-27 May

The 14th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies, Robotics and Health telematics was hosted by Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. Original founder of ICOST and co-organiser of the 13th edition in Geneva last year, IPAL actively took part in the organisation of the 14th edition, which kept the same focus on Inclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health.

ICOST is a top venue to present to, discuss and network with key researchers and stakeholders in the fields of smart environments, assistive technologies, robotics and health telematics systems. The conference welcomes participants with academic, clinical, industrial and policy background as well as caregivers and end-users to foster integrative approaches around a dynamic and hands-on program mixing keynotes and presentations with a healthy dose of demonstrations and technical exhibits.
Two worshops were held jointly: IW-SMART on smart rehabilitation technologies, and IW-MOHES on mobile health services.

Keynote speeches were delivered by:

  • Prof Michael Lightner, VP for Academic Affairs, University of Colorado, USA
  • Dr Simon M. Lin, Chief Research Information Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, USA
  • Dr Warren A. Kibbe, Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology, NCI, USA
  • Alain Costes, Director of Standardization at AFNOR, France
  • Prof Sylvain Allano, Chief Scientific Officer at PSA Peugeot Citroën, France

Please refer to the ICOST website for more information, like the ICOST Facebook page for the latest updates and follow the Twitter handle @ICOST_conf for the live feed.

This edition was organised with the support of Renault, a major stakeholder in Wuhan.