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ACCREDITATION NOTICE – Presentation to the press of the Telepresence Robot Project (Farnesina, 17 May 2016)

On Tuesday, 17 May, at 10:30 a.m., at the Farnesina, the Director General of Development Cooperation, Giampaolo Cantini, Prof. Pierluigi Beomonte Zobel of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Information Technology of the University of L’Aquila and Dr. Giorgio Felzani, Chief Medical Officer of the San Raffaele nursing home in Sulmona, will present to the press the “TELEPRESENCE ROBOT” project.

The Telepresence Robot project is a unique rehabilitation process – fruit of the collaboration between the San Raffaele Group, the Italian Development Cooperation department (MAECI), the University of L’Aquila, the Shibaura Institute of Technology of Tokyo and the National Rehabilitation Center for persons with Disabilities (NRCD) of Tokyo – which enables a hospitalised patient to continue working as if at his/her own office desk.   

Testimonial of the project is Ester Conti, an employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation who became paraplegic 13 years ago and who, thanks to the Telepresence Robot project, is continuing her rehabilitation at the San Raffaele nursing home in Sulmona while being “present” in her Rome office through a special robot. 

Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event are requested to apply for online accreditation by filling the interactive form at the link, attaching thereto, unless already provided, the information requested in digital format (letter from the media organisation and, for representatives of foreign media, also a Note Verbal released by the Embassy in Rome of the media organisation’s Country).

If it is not possible to complete the online accreditation procedure, applications should be sent by email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: (tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210).

Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews should enter the Ministry from the main entrance– right-hand side – between 9:45 and 10:15 a.m.