Dr Silvio Marcello Pagliara
ABPSIE CO-Director and Innovation Manager
Room 229 - 2nd floor - School of Engineering of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Role: Large Scale Pilot manager and piloting support activities
GATEKEEPER is one of the largest funded projects by the H2020 EU Programme.
It's a European Multi Centric Large-Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments. The main objective is enabling the creation of a platform that connects healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, and elderly citizens and the communities they live in, in order to originate an open, trust-based arena for matching ideas, technologies, user needs and processes, aimed at ensuring healthier independent lives for the ageing populations.
The scope of GATEKEEPER is the application of advanced Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to tackle the challenge of improving the quality of life of citizens while demonstrating its significant efficiency gains in health and care delivery across Europe
The main objective of the Project is to create a GATEKEEPER, that connects healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, elderly citizens and the communities they live in, in order to originate an open, trust-based arena for matching ideas, technologies, user needs and processes, aimed at ensuring healthier independent lives for the ageing populations.
Cost Action - Advancing Social inclusion through Technology and EmPowerment
Role: Management Committee, WG2
Cost Action 19104 - Advancing Social inclusion through Technology and EmPowerment.
Social inclusion is an important element of well-being for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Intellectual Disability (ID). Research has highlighted that social inclusion is facilitated through access to education and employment. Despite this, people with ASD and/or ID have low rates of participation in these domains. Research has demonstrated that Assistive Technology (AT) shows great promise in increasing participation in education and employment. Notwithstanding recent technological advances, there are low rates of adoption of AT throughout Europe by service providers, educators, employers and policymakers. There are several areas of unmet need including: high abandonment rates of AT, lack of inclusion of people with ASD and/or ID in the research process, lack of interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration and poor match between technology and the individual with ASD and/or ID.
Laurea degree in electronics, biomedical engineering and computer science, PhD on the use of ICT and Assistive Technology in learning environments.
Adjunct Associate Professor at the SBARRO Health Research Organization, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Treasurer and Board Member at AAATE – Association for the advancement of assistive technology in Europe.
Secretary General of GLIC – The Italian Network of AT Centres.
Founder & president of the board of the Center for Assistive Technology, Ausilioteca Mediterranea Onlus, a not-for-profit SME, based in Naples and Bari, South Italy.
His work, mainly as senior researcher, has been focused on technology assessment in terms of accessibility, independent life and universal design. Strong knowledge on home and building automation, automatic speech recognition and HCI. Continues to carry out research and study of innovative technology solutions at affordable cost and foster the autonomy and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their context with the use of technology. He is author of several publications on the use of ICT for the Inclusion in Italy and abroad. He is a consultant of various Public Entities and Institutions, national and international entities and companies operating in the field of the use of ICT for the quality of life. Keynote and invited speaker in several universities in Italy and abroad.
AI in Assistive Technology
Medical device design
Medical device design for low-resource settings (LRSs)
User-centered approach and contextualised design