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China’s visual cultures and the Medical and Health Humanities: launch event

Monday 21 May 2018, 6-9pm, IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building. Admission by free ticket:
https://cchh-book-website-launch.eventbrite.co.uk
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, CERA-UK Annual Conference 2018

Chinese Education in Global Contexts: Researching the Local, the Global and the ‘Glocal’, 14–15 June 2018, UCL Institute of Education (IoE). Deadline for abstract submission: 15th April 2018. More...

PKU-UCL inter-university module in the Cross-Cultural Health Humanities

An inter-university module in the Cross Cultural Medical/Health Humanities, taught by historians, philosophers and global health specialists from PKU and UCL, will run this week at the Yenching Academy of Peking University.
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YiMovi website – live now!

Our new website YiMovi/医学仁康: Chinese film and the cross-cultural Medical Humanities – is live now at yimovi.com. More...

China's first Medical Humanities summit

On December 23rd 2017, China’s First Medical Humanities summit was held at Peking University, hosted by PKU’s Institute for Medical Humanities, partner department of UCL CCHH.
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UCL-PKU dual degree officially launched

In November 2017 Peking University (PKU) and UCL formally agreed a Dual Degree programme (five-year integrated Master's degree) in the Medical Humanities.
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Order/Disorder: The artist-researcher as connector-disrupter-running messenger?

A UCL IAS Talking Point with Dr Kai Syng Tan, artist and UCL IAS Visiting Research Fellow.
Time: 5 December 2017, 6–8pm
Place: IAS Common Ground
Admission by free ticket from Eventbrite
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Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities: Ten workshops

Tuesday evenings (6.00pm) during term-time, 14 November 2017 to 6 February 2018, Room 215, Foster Court. More...

Institute of Digital Health seminar

11 February 2017

Humanoid robots as (indirect) tools for digital health in autism
Time: 20 February, 2:30–3:30pm
Place: Room G01, 66-72 Gower Street
Speaker: Alyssa Alcorn (CRAE)

This event is open to all UCL members who have a broad interest in digital health. Please register online.

ABSTRACT

There has been a recent proliferation of technologies for use by autistic people or those who support them. A few are explicitly targeted at health; more common are projects that indirectly contribute to fostering wellbeing and quality of life by targeting general skills that can support individuals' capacity and opportunities for choice, self-determination, self-expression, community participation, etc. Technologies for autistic children, especially, may target “foundational” social and communicative skills that may not show an immediate relevance to health, but are related to longer-term benefits and positive outcomes.

This talk will give a brief overview of the current autism and technology landscape as it relates to this broad concept of digital health. It will use the ongoing DE-ENIGMA Horizon 2020 project as a case study of a technology that targets this “long term” wellbeing through foundational social skills. This project uses a humanoid robot, Zeno, as a tool to teach autistic children about emotions, and is working closely with schools, teachers, and autism practitioners to evaluate and refine the teaching programme as the project progresses.

Alyssa Alcorn joined the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) in August 2016, after completing her PhD at the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics. Her work investigated how novel and surprising computer game elements can motivate autistic children to initiate communication. Alyssa has specialised in designing and evaluating technologies to support and teach young children on the autism spectrum, with a particular focus on social communication. She has been active in the autism and technology community, particularly as an organiser for the International Meeting on Autism Research (IMFAR) special interest group on autism and technology (2013-2015). Prior to her PhD, she worked at Heriot-Watt University on the ESRC/EPSRC ECHOES technology-enhanced learning project for autism. She has an MSc in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in Psychology from Mills College (California).

If you have any questions please contact Dr Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes (delmiro.fernandez-reyes@ucl.ac.uk)

This talk is part of the Frontiers in Digital Health seminar series.
For details of this and further events, visit the Institute of Digital Health 'Upcoming Events' page:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/digital-health/digital-health-events-viewer

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