(eng)agingproject is run by Active Aging Center (AAC), a non-governmental organizationwhich develops 
projects focused on improving life of elderly - “Happy Senior” and “Good Investment”, in cooperation 
with KEYNOTEwellestablished consultancy. 

The program can be also browsed on the Sched phone appsearch for engaging2021.  

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Wednesday, February 10 • 13:50 - 14:10
COVID-19 and AgeTech - Experiences and Implications

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Information and communication technologies have considerable potential to support independence and health of seniors, as well as providing new opportunities for industry and service providers. Technology is seen as possible solutions to increasing demands being made on health care services through population aging and rising costs, while at the same time meeting seniors’ aspirations to “age-in-place” The emerging “Fourth Industrial Revolution” will increasingly see the fusion of the digital, physical and biological domains, with huge potential human, social and economic benefits, for example in the treatment and eradication of the diseases of old age. However, the wider impact of technological change is highly unpredictable and this paper outlines some of the potential benefits of technology, but also highlights some of the key problem areas, such as unequal access and use of emerging technologies. It is crucial that all stakeholders and users work towards new solutions for older adults that can limit risks, provide meaningful contributions, and to align positive goals for the future.

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Alexandre Sidorenko

Expert in International Policy on Ageing, Chairman of (eng)aging! Steering Committee

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Chaitali Desai

Member - Older Adults and Caregivers Advisory Committee (OACAC), AGE-WELL Network
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Andrew Sixsmith

Scientific Director, AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) for the Older Adults and Caregivers Advisory Committee (OACAC)
Andrew Sixsmith is the joint Scientific Director of AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) (https://agewell-nce.ca/), Canada’s AgeTech network. He is the Director of the Science and Technology for Aging Research (STAR) Institute (www.sfu.ca/starinstitute) at Simon Fraser... Read More →

Wednesday February 10, 2021 13:50 - 14:10 CET