Welcome Address from the Chair

Prof. Hongliu YU

General Chair of i-CREATe 2018

Director of Institute of Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST)

President of Coalition of Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology, Asia (CREATe Asia)

President of Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Assistive Devices

We are honored to host the 2018 International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology (i-CREATe2018), which is dedicated to promote assistive technologies in order to improve the life quality of the elderly and people with disabilities, and to provide a platform for addressing current and future development in these areas.


In 2015, the Coalition of Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology, Asia (CREATe Asia) was formally established in Singapore, witnessed by Honorable Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.  It is expected that CREATe Asia will lead the industry of assistive products to a new historic era and stage.


The year of 2018 will be the 3rd year after the founding of CRAETe Asia, and the 8th year after i-CREATe 2010 being successfully held in Shanghai. In the past few years, China has experienced a tremendous development in rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology. We welcome our friends and colleagues to join this glory event again in shanghai, and to share the information and knowledge about the most recent development of assistive technology in China, and also from all over the world.  Let's work together to make i-CREATe2018 to be one of the most academically rich, culturally enjoyable and unforgettable conferences.


The theme of i-CREATe2018 is “cooperation and innovation for an accessible world”, which calls for closer communication and cooperation through Asia and the entire world to promote the sciencetific innovation and development of assistive products industry. i-CREATe2018 will feature three attractive modules: (1) academic conference including plenary session and series of workshops, (2) global student innovation challenge(gSIC), and (3) international forum on development of assistive products industry. In this convention, you will also have chance to see the most advanced and newest assistive products manufactured by the companies of China in recent years.


We look forward to seeing you in Shanghai in July 2018.

YU Hongliu