TAGS 4th Mid-Year Meeting & ‘Funding & Innovation Workshop’

The TAGS 4th Mid-Year Meeting will take place on 9th-10th June 2015.

Address: EU Commission, Covent Garden Building (COV2), Place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels

The focus of the meeting will look at our last topic of research, textiles for therapy. This includes different types of therapy such as: physiotherapy, compression therapy, light therapy, cognitive therapy. electro therapy, lymphatic drainage, heating and cooling therapy etc.

We will explore the initial findings from our Therapy Questionnaire which has been administered in regional care homes local to consortium members, to explore what kind of therapy treatments are available in care homes, what textile means are used to deliver these therapies as well as exploring the barriers that both the elderly and the carer’s might experience during the delivery of particular therapies. Ideas for innovations and ways to overcome these barriers will be discussed in a brainstorming session with the aim of translating some of these ideas into project proposals and make scope for further research in this area.

The following invited experts will present:

Alexandra De Raeve, University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium - “D-DAG: Design for Dignified Ageing”

Oscar Tomico & Stephan Wensveen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands – “VIGOUR – Smart Textiles for Rehabilitation”

Paolo Belluco, B1ONIX Project, Milan, Italy  - “B10NIX”

Kate Bennett, Chartered Physiotherapists Working with Older People (AGILE), UK - “Physiotherapy in the Elderly Population”

Cathy Treadaway, Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts and Design (CARIAD), Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK – “Sensor e-Textiles for Dementia”

Sarah Da Costa, Central St Martins, UK – “Material Pharmacy”

John Babraj, University of Abertay, UK – “Exercising in Later Life: Benefits and Barriers”

Guy Buyle, CENTEXBEL, Ghent, Belgium - “CENTEXBEL and SMARTpro Project”

Ilenia Gheno, AGE Platform, Brussels, Belgium – “Engaging the Users in Research: The Projects Experience of AGE Platform Europe”

Kathleen Wachowski, Smart-Fit-In Association, Germany - “Smart-Fit-In e.V.”

Lesley J Collier, University of Southampton, UK & Anke Jakob, Kingston University, UK – “Sensory Therapy for Older People”

Katie Gaudion, Royal College of Art, UK - “Innovation Design Engineering”

Click here for the TAGS 4th MY Meeting Agenda


Following the TAGS project meeting, we will also be hosting a ‘Funding & Innovation Workshop’, Thursday 11th June 2015.

Address: EU Commission, Covent Garden Building (COV2), Place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels

The aim of the workshop is to identify funding schemes on an EU, national or regional level to generate new projects in the field of textiles for an ageing society.

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Click here for the TAGS Funding & Innovation Agenda



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