Aug 2008 CAPSIL Tokyo

Capsil LogoDr. Aaron Quigley the CAPSIL co-ordinator attended the second CAPSIL Workshop, held in Waseda University Tokyo from 30-31, July. He presented a co-ordinator report to the CAPSIL consortium members.

CAPSIL (International Support Action of a Common Awareness and Knowledge Platform for Studying and Enabling Independent Living) is an EU funded support action under FP7. This workshop brought together consortium members from three regions (US, Japan, and EU). These represent extensive teams who are developing hardware/software/knowledge solutions in independent living. Each CAPSIL meeting will have an increasingly expansive set of objectives in order to involve the entire independent living community from all three regions (US, Japan, and EU), in the process of developing our roadmap and instantiating CAPSILs. Included during the two day event was a visit to the Waseda University Joint Institution for Advanced Biomedical Sciences along with policy, funding and independant living research presentations from, Prof. Toshiyo Tamura (Chiba University), Mr. Dai Hiyama (Yamatake Co.), Mr. Tatsuya Yamazaki (NICT) and Mr. Kunihiko Niwa (JST/CRDS).

Each of the work packages within CAPSIL will be used to create the technical research roadmap for independent living. This roadmap will be used to help inform upcoming funding calls in the EU, Japan and the US.
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