CR Expo China 2017 Poised to Boost Rise of Assistive Device Industry
The press conference for Care & Rehabilitation Expo China 2017 was held at China Disabled Persons' Federation, on August 14th, 2017.
Present at the conference are leaders including HU Xiangyang, Director of Rehabilitation Department of China Disabled Persons' Federation, LI Xi, Director of China Assistive Devices and Technology Centre for Persons with Disabilities, OU Ling, Vice Chairman of Beijing Disabled Persons' Federation, and CAI Dongxiang, General Manager of Guangzhou Poly Jinhan Exhibition Co., Ltd., with FENG Li, Vice Director of Rehabilitation Department of China Disabled Persons' Federation, being the host. The conference is covered by around 30 authoritative media groups including People’s Daily, Xinhua News Agency, CCTV, China Radio International, China News Service, Journal of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Beijing Daily, Hongkong magazine Zijing, China Times, Disability in China, IFENG, Sohu, Sina and NetEase.
Mr. HU Xiangyang gave a speech on the conference pointing out that to enhance cooperation within the global community in disability affairs and present a successful CR Expo 2017 to the world is an important step in following “the Opinions about Promoting the Development of Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices Industry” issued by the State Council. This is also one of the priorities of China Disabled Persons' Federation and it has been included in “the Key Points of Promoting the Development of Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices Industry in 2017”. As the only national exhibition hosted by China Disabled Persons' Federation, CR Expo China has made new progress in co-building pavilions, planning exhibition areas, advertising to target exhibitors, inviting buyers as well as providing services to all clients. He expressed a warm welcome to establishments and professionals specialized in serving the disabled and the elderly to the Expo. Director HU also called for more attention and support from the society to our country’s disability affairs.
Director LI Xi of China Assistive Devices and Technology Centre for Persons with Disabilities said even with ten successful sessions, CR Expo China never stops its expanding process. Now its exhibits range from barrier-free facilities, rehabilitation equipment, prosthetics and orthotics to visual and hearing aids, which can benefit the life of hundreds of thousands of disabled and elderly persons. CR Expo has become the largest and most professional exhibition in assistive device industry of the strongest international influence in China. Being a gateway to the world’s assistive device industry, this exhibition perfectly shows what China has achieved in serving the disabled and elderly.
General Manager CAI Dongxiang of Guangzhou Poly Jinhan Exhibition Co., Ltd. introduced the highlights and strengths of this exhibition as follows:
Upgraded Pavilions to Meet Diverse Purchasing Needs
Different from previous sessions, the CR Expo 2017 will be featured by three professional themed pavilions of rehabilitation & assistive devices, smart technology and elderly care & health, which better present the trends of care and rehabilitation industry and meet the various purchasing needs of professional visitors. It is worth mentioned that the industrial chain will get further extended to frontier areas like rehabilitation, health care and artificial intelligence, which helps cultivate new drive for the industry.
In addition, three new featured areas will debut at the Expo. National Achievements in Assistive Devices, led by China Assistive Devices and Technology Centre for Persons with Disabilities in collaboration with its six regional centers and Beijing Disabled Persons' Federation, will display the country’s achievements in research progress, adaptation technology, providing services to the disabled people and others. China Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation directed by China Rehabilitation Research Center for Hearing and Speech Impairment will present to visitors latest products, technologies and development trends of the field from a global perspective. Last but not least, there will be the Featured Area of Service Robots to echo with “2017 International Annual Academic Meeting of Wearable Rehabilitation Robotics”. As one of the most influential conferences in wearable robotics around the globe, this meeting is also the first of its kind held by International Wearable Robotics Association in China to display international achievements like exoskeleton robot, intelligent prosthetics and rehabilitation robotics.
Upgraded International Level with an Assembly of Top Brands
This session will witness a new height in the number of its foreign exhibitors which accounts up to 30% of the total. The exhibition is taking a further step to the world level as leading brands such as Ottobock, Össur, Vermeiren, Kawamura, Matsunaga, Sivantos, Sonova, ReSound and Starkey from 22 countries and regions including the US, Germany, Denmark, Iceland and Italy come together at CR Expo to showcase their latest products.
Front-running enterprises from China will compete with those from other parts of the world at the exhibition. FOSHAN DONGFANG, Kaiyang, Hubang, Yuyue, Qianjing, Jiu Jiu Yan Yang, Xiangyu, Longest, Renaijiahe, AOOMAN, Huistech, Long Jin, Children Laugh, Erbaole and other first-tier brands will all display the latest technologies and applications that provide various solutions to the users’ daily needs, rehabilitation and medical treatment, nursing and health care, and entertainment to help people with functional disorders live a decent and unlimited life.
Groundbreaking Achievements and Innovative Solutions
This exhibition has the distinct features of being professional, global, revolutionary, and forward-looking. It will gather a group of world-leading brands together competing on one stage to show the public the application of artificial intelligence, 3D printing, bionic animal, virtual reality and other high-technologies in rehabilitation and assistive devices.
Visitors will enjoy the opportunity of experiencing a variety of high-quality, intelligent and high-tech products targeting the groups with functional disorders. For example, there will be robots for lower limb rehabilitation equipped with tactile sensors, the world’s first intelligent bionic limb prosthesis controlled by a microcomputer, newly developed “wearable eyes”, Japan’s first assistive walking device designed for Chinese elderly persons, the world’s first wireless-charging digital hearing-aid, intelligent rehabilitation training equipment integrating diagnosis, prescription and training and many more.
New Cooperation Opportunities in the “Belt and Road”
The Belt and Road Disability Cooperation High-level Event will kick off at National Convention Center, from September 13 to 15. It is themed with promoting disability-inclusive development along the “Belt and Road”. Other meeting and forums including the 2nd ASEM High-level Meeting on Disability, Global Conference on Assistive Technology 2017, Beijing International Forum on Rehabilitation 2017, China Hearing & Speech Forum 2017 and Care & Rehabilitation Expo China 2017 will be concurrently held with this event, which makes it a significant platform for international communication and cooperation.
Meanwhile, CR Expo China 2017, with the aim of “Building a Platform to Connect the Supply and Demand around the Globe”, has invited top buyers from Russia, Pakistan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and other countries along the “Belt and Road” to come for visiting and negotiation. At that point, Chinese buyers as represented by disabled persons’ federations, hospitals and elderly care establishments will bring huge purchasing needs to attend matchmaking conferences on site. Their arrival will certainly make CR Expo an ideal place not only for seeking new business opportunities and efficient trade but also creating new driving forces for the industry.
For the convenience of disabled and elderly persons in Beijing, there will be free bus service provided at a number of stations in the city.
At the time when China is pushing forward the “Belt and Road” strategy, CR Expo will embrace new breakthroughs and overall upgrade based on its ten years of growth. The development of assistive device industry will improve the life of millions of disabled persons and help them get back to the society. This explains why it earns a reputation as a promising industry for public good which will play an important role in building a “Healthy China”.
This autumn, Care & Rehabilitation Expo China 2017 will show the world how it is going to boost the rise of assistive device industry.