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Independent Assisted Living - A Control and Computational Intelligence Perspective

An Inaugural Lecture by Professor Ahmad Lotfi

Ahmad Lotfi

In his Inaugural Lecture, Professor Ahmad Lotfi provides a review of the technologies available for independent assisted living environment and highlights research conducted in this area.

  • From: Wednesday 2 November 2016, 6 pm
  • To: Wednesday 2 November 2016, 9 pm
  • Location: LT3, Teaching and Learning building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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To support our elderly population, an independent-assisted living environment is an acceptable solution for many. However, there are many technical and social challenges to overcome before it is widely used. The main factors affecting the quality of life of elderly people are malnutrition, inactivity, and cognitive decline. Elderly people who have chosen to live in an assisted environment will expect the environment to provide more care and support to improve their quality of life.

One specific area of research is the application and deployment of sensors, actuators and communication devices to provide assistance and support with activities of daily living. Such devices are not capable of understanding user needs. To enhance the intelligence of the living environments, a set of nature-inspired computational methodologies are used to address these complex problems, for which traditional approaches are ineffective.



  • 6.00 pm – Drinks and canapés
  • 6.30 pm – Lecture
  • 7.30 pm – Buffet
  • 9.00 pm – Close

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LT3, Teaching and Learning building


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS


If you are planning to drive to Clifton Campus and are using SATNAV, please type in the postcode NG11 8NS. There is ample free parking available on site.

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