General Information / Program

General Information

Date August 22nd (Tue) - 24th (Thu), 2017
Venue Kobe International Conference Center,
6-9-1, Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0046, Japan
TEL: +81-78-302-5200 FAX: +81-78-302-6485
Congress President Takaaki Chin MD,PhD (Hyogo Rehabilitation Center)
Theme Powerful Asia for Robotics to Be Human

Information and Program

Information   Program at Glance
Program   gSIC Program


Plenary Lecture

August 22(tue)

Yu Hong-liu

Development of Rehabilitation Robotics in China
Yu Hong-liu
Professor and the director of the Institute of Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology(USST)

Special Lecture

August 23 (wed)

Akiko Fukuda

Technology for the Deafblind and Its Possibility and Limitation
Akiko Fukuda
Secretary General, World Federation of the Deafblind / International Cooperation Committee member, The Japan Deafblind Association (person with multiple disabilities)

Invited Lecture

August 23 (wed)

Shingo Shimoda

Intelligent Robot Control for Supporting Human Behaviors
Shingo Shimoda
Unit leader, Intelligent Behavior Control Collaboration Unit, RIKEN

Takenobu Inoue

Research and innovation of assistive technology
User participation and field based innovation
Takenobu Inoue
Director of Department of Assistive Technology, Research Institute, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities


ResearchDevelopment of Assistive Devices with Quality Management
Professor of Technical University of Munich


August 24 (thur)

Haruki Nakamura

Utilization of Welfare Equipment in Aging Society
Current Status and Issue in Japan
Haruki Nakamura
President of Japanese Association of Occupational Therapists
【WHO Kobe Centre Seminar】
The Roles of Assistive Technology in Aging Asia and the World

Technical Tour (Hyogo Rehabilitation Center (HRC))

Please apply to technical tour from registration page.

Date & Time August 24, 2017 15:30-18:30
Number Max 60 persons
Destination Hyogo Rehabilitation Center (HRC)
(The Rehabilitation Central Hospital and The Hyogo Institute of Assistive Technology)
(Japanese only)
Course details Hyogo Rehabilitation Center(HRC) is one of the most comprehensive falicities in Japan. They have medical, social, vocational rehabilitation, research and training facilities.
You can take a tour of HRC, especially practice with rehabilitation robots at physical therapy in the hospital, assistive products exhibition hall and a part of research and development department of the institute.
Course schedule 15:30 Departure from Kobe International Conference Center
16:10 Arrival at HRC
16:15-17:45 Tour at HRC
17:50 Departure from HRC
18:30 Arrival at Kobe International Conference Center
*This schedule is tentative, and it might be changed depending on the situation.

Congress Secretariat

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6-9-1, Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046, Japan
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