The first i-CREATe, an initiative of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, was held in Thailand in 2007. It has been held annually since. HRH continues to play an integral part in each iCREATe.

The objectives of i-CREATe are:

  • to provide a common platform for researchers/academics, practitioners, end-users/caregivers; industry players and policy makers to interact and share knowledge, information and experiences in assistive and rehabilitation technologies;
  • to promote awareness, acceptance and adaptation of assistive and rehabilitation technologies in the Asia Pacific region;
  • to encourage and strengthen research, education and commercialization of assistive and rehabilitation technologies in the Asia Pacific Region.

Target participants of i-CREATe are: rehabilitation and education professionals working with or implementing use of assistive technology including suppliers, technologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, rehabilitation engineers, educators, end-users, caregivers, governmental officials, policy staffs, researchers, academicians and the others interested in assistive technology.