(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. 

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Wednesday, February 10 • 15:30 - 15:50
Wakeing up from the Gerotechnological Optimism

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The paper presents a work in progress based on the HUMR project looking at the user-involvement in the design of the software for the humanoid robot Pepper. During the process we have encountered several obstacles and turning points which led us to reflect on edges of the digital divide, technology ageism and general pessimism about the reachable levels of technological literacy in older people, potentiated by the limits of the Pepper´s hardware and software solutions, COVID-19 responses altering the “possible” in both positive and negative ways, and last but not least, ethical consideration experienced, and some of the unforeseen during the preparatory phases of the project.


Astrid Eich-Krohm

PI Core Project "Autonomy in Old Age", Institute of Social Medicine and Health Systems Research, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität
Astrid Eich-Krohm holds a PhD in sociology and two nursing degrees: as a registered nurse and nursing educator. Since 2016 she is the PI of the Core Project of the research cluster „Autonomy in Old Age“ funded by the EU. Her research is based on qualitative methods and focuses... Read More →

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Lucie Vidovićová

Researcher, Masaryk University/ Office for Population Studies Faculty of Social Studies
Mgr. Lucie Vidovićová, PhD. is a sociologist. Her long-term research interests include the sociology of ageing, age discrimination, active ageing, and social exclusion. She is also involved in research projects in the field of environmental gerontology, social policy, labour market... Read More →

Wednesday February 10, 2021 15:30 - 15:50 CET