UPS proposed the first institution with seating for the disabled
The university's Artificial Intelligence and Assistive Technology Research Group (GIIATa, in spanish) and Mexican professor Jorge Letechipia met with Ecuadorian Social Security executives to discuss the university's proposal of implementing the first institution with seating for the disabled in the country.
During the meeting, professor Letechipia, a renowned expert in the development of assistive technologies, presented how Mexico city has manufactured seating for the disabled for over 13 years for children, adolescents and adults.
The aim of the project is to create the first institution with seating for the disabled in the country; using this technology will significantly reduce the bed sores that may cause several health problems or even death.
UPS is the first university in Ecuador to be part of the Rehabilitation Technology Center (CITeR) which has institutes in Peru, Colombia and Mexico. These centers are part of a network that shares technologies developed in each country in order to solve several problems in vulnerable areas in society.
At the end of the meeting, representatives from both institutions, as well as Dr. Jorge Letechipia, were pleased to have held the meeting and showed great interest in implementing this project in our country.