October 2014

  • The SYSIASS technology is presented during the i-MOSYDE cluster conference, organized on October 21st in Ghent, Belgium

  • The SYSIASS technology is presented during the EDECT cluster conference, organized on October 8th in Ghent, Belgium

September 2014

  • Clinical trials of the assisted navigation device at the Canterbury Hospital NHS (UK). Feedback was positive with all participants wanting to be involved in further participation.

  • The results of SYSIASS project presented in the 5TH BRAIN INJURY MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE - 5th SEPTEMBER 2014 Canterbury, UK.

SYSIASS and the Future

EDECT Cluster funded by Interreg IVA 2 Seas Programme

Among the participants, caregivers, representative of associations of disabled people, researchers and Lady Mayoress of Canterbury:

Peter Lambreghts, Coordinator ENIL (European Network on Independent Living) Region West Europe

August 2014

SYSIASS presented in China by Doctor Mohammed Sakel , Director / Consultant Neurorehabilitation Physician, East Kent University NHS FT Hospitals, Canterbury, UK

July 2014

SYSIASS présenté lors des Université d’été Nord France Innovation Développement. Atelier Interreg : l’art de monter votre projet !

June 17th 2014



Pierre Giorgini, Président-Recteur de l’Université Catholique de Lille




Annemarie Kokosy, Coordinateur du projet SYSIASS, ISEN-Lille





Thierry Danigo, Centre Réseau Nouvelles Technologies, CRNT-APF, Lille, France




Tanesh Bhugobaun, Président Kent Acquired Brain Injury Forum, Royaume-Uni




Hillary Lister, Navigatrice paraplégique, Royaume-Uni




Matthew Pepper, EKHUFT, UK




Jean-Marc Capron, ISEN-Lille, France




Huosheng Hu, University of Essex, UK


Monique Mai, Director of Operational Marketing, Direction of Accessibility of Orange Group, France




Ian Palmer, Technology Manager, Dynamic Controls, New Zealand

Anton Zahneisen CEO of SOPHIA living network GmbH, Germany

















September 2013

  • The results of the project are presented in a special session on Healthcare and Assisted Living Technologies organized during the Fourth International conference on Emerging Security Technology, Cambridge UK
  • From left to right: Huosheng Hu (University of Essex), Nicolas Ragot (project manager COALAS), Matthew Pepper (EKHUFT), Annemarie Kokosy (project Manager SYSIASS), Klaus McDonald Maier (University of Essex), Gareth Howells (University of Kent)

  • Work meeting organized on September 11th at University of Cambridge, UK

May 2013

  • SYSIASS project is presented in a video realized by SeaMedia2Seas during the 2 Seas Annual Event | Rotterdam 2013
  • Work meeting organized on May 13th at INRIA Lille Nord Europe

April 2013

March 2013

January 2013

  • Hugues Sert defends his PhD on January 11th at 10h at IRCICA, Villeneuve d’Ascq. The title of the thesis is “The use of differential algebra for the localisation and autonomous navigation of wheeled mobile robots”
  • The members of the SYSIASS project wish you a Happy New Year!

December 2012

  • The “Trust News Plus” edited by East Kent Hospitals University NHS, writes an article about the Brain Injury  Conference hosted by EKHUFT and the SYSIASS project.

November 2012

  • The SYSIASS project is presented during the workshop “European Opportunities for the Trust: funding, research and collaborative working” organized by Health and Europe Centre at East Kent Hospitals University, Canterbury.
  • The SYSIASS project is presented during the 3rd Brain Injury Multi-Disciplinary Conference at East Kent Hospitals University, Canterbury.

October 2012

  • The SYSIASS project is invited to participate in a cross-programme Health Innovation Cluster. The first exploratory meeting is held on October 8th in Lille.

September 2012

August 2012

  • The Sysiass project is presented during the 1st International Conference on Systems and Computer Science, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, 29-31 August 2012. You could find the presentation here.
  • Work meeting organized at EC Lille.

June 2012

  • SYSIASS project is presented during the meeting “Pépites de la métropole lilloise” ( Thursday, June 28th from 17:30 at INRIA Research Center. The program of the meeting is available at:

Spring 2012

May 2012

  • The survey of electric wheelchair users needs is now closed. We thank all those who responded. We hope to see you soon to give you the results from this survey that already are very useful for the progress of the project.

April 2012

  • Last days to answer to the survey on electric wheelchair users needs. Deadline of the survey:ril 30th, 2012.
  • A working meeting is organized on 24th April at the University of Essex. To view the agenda click here.

March 2012

  • Project members will organize an invited session at a scientific conference to be held in Villeneuve d’Ascq 29th, 30th and 31st August 2012. During this session, researchers will present their work on intelligent wheelchairs. For more information on the conference, visit its web page

February 2012

  • La Voix du Nord publishes an article about SYSIASS project.

January 2012

  • Working meeting held at the Ecole Centrale de Lille.

November 2011

October 2011

  • A first prototype version of the device driver support for a power wheelchair will be tested during the next five months by a group of users at the Hospital R. Poincaré. The device is able to detect obstacles and to indicate their direction using visual feedback: it can slow or stop the chair in case of unforeseen obstacles. Garches Foundation is the sponsor of this study.
  • A European survey on the expectations and needs, in terms of device driver support, users of electric wheelchairs and their families, and professionals in health and social contact with people using wheelchairs power is launched. The survey will last 4 months.

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