Event Information:

  • Tue

    [Talk] Juan Carlos Torrado Vidal, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    11:30 amEhrlicher Room(NQ 3100), 105 S. State St. Ann Arbor

    On Tuesday 11/20, Juan Carlos Torrado Vidal from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid will give a talk on Mobile technologies and cognitive disabilities.









    When and where:

    November 20, 11:30 AM, North Quad, Ehrlicher Room (room 3100) (add to calendar)

    Light lunch will be provided at 11:30 AM. The talk will begin at noon.

    Please RSVP by 12 PM on 11/18 if you will be there.

    Please help forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested!


    People with cognitive disabilities face several challenges throughout their lives with the goal of becoming autonomous, self-determined individuals. In the Ambient Intelligence Laboratory (AMILAB) of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid we have developed several application on mobile and wearable platform to assist people with different types of cognitive impairment in their daily-life tasks. Concretely, we have worked on the outdoors and indoors way-finding of people with mild cognitive impairment, the daily life activities micro-prompting of individuals with Down’s Syndrome and the emotional self-regulation of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


    Juan C. Torrado Vidal obtained his PhD on Computer Engineering in Madrid, Spain.  Actually, he is finishing his position as Teaching Assistant there and will become an ERCIM fellow at NTNU University (Norway) in 2019. His main research interests are the development and evaluation of mobile and wearable technologies to aid people with cognitive impairment in their daily lives.