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Wednesday, February 10
 

13:00 CET

COVID-19, Older People and the Role of Technology



Moderators
avatar for Alexandre Sidorenko

Alexandre Sidorenko

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

Speakers
avatar for Rosette Farrugia-Bonello

Rosette Farrugia-Bonello

Deputy Director, International Institute On Ageing United Nations-malta
Rosette Farrugia-Bonello is Deputy Director at the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA). She lectures at the Department of Gerontology and Dementia Studies, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta, and has directed INIA’s International training... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2021 13:00 - 13:30 CET
ZOOM

13:30 CET

Improving Accessibility of Social Services & Local Support for Informal Carers
The goal of our "Care at Home" project is to provide support to informal carers in the Czech Republic. Empowering informal caregivers means putting people in control of their own lives and wellbeing, enabling them to regain and sustain their independence and improve their quality of life. It also features a new way of multidisciplinary cooperation, which represents a radical shift away from siloed medical interventions towards a model featuring non-medical support delivered by multidisciplinary teams including the NGO sector.

"Care at Home" project has developed a new Pečuj doma web portal for informal carers featuring the unique search engine for social services / support across the Czech Republic.

As the second stage of this “ICT to help informal carers” solution we plan to develop a smart Care-At-Home application for mobile devices in cooperation with university project and tech companies. The application would further expand the smart feature list to include the description of individual needs and dependence. More detailed in presentation.

Moderators
avatar for Alexandre Sidorenko

Alexandre Sidorenko

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

Speakers
avatar for Olga Starostová

Olga Starostová

Sociologist, Project Coordinator, "Care at Home" Project
IM

Ivo Mareš

Head of Comms & Advocacy, Diakonie ČCE


Wednesday February 10, 2021 13:30 - 13:50 CET
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13:50 CET

COVID-19 and AgeTech - Experiences and Implications
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.

Moderators
avatar for Alexandre Sidorenko

Alexandre Sidorenko

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

Speakers
avatar for Chaitali Desai

Chaitali Desai

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

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
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14:10 CET

Loneliness and Well-being: a Role of Using Email and Social Media
Contact with the social network using email or social media can positively contribute to older adults’ perceived well-being, and also, in part, by alleviating loneliness. However, there still is a high rate of older adults who rarely use email or social media to connect with their social networks. Because face-to-face social contact and support are restricted during the pandemic outbreak, using digital technology or online communities, as a means to communicate with family members and friends, has become more prevalent, or even essential for older adults. Public health authorities and health education should prioritize policies that provide necessary digital infrastructure and digital behavior intervention in order to help older adults better develop the skills and knowledge and increase competence in using communicative technology and smart devices.

Moderators
avatar for Alexandre Sidorenko

Alexandre Sidorenko

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

Speakers
avatar for Sunwoo Lee

Sunwoo Lee

Research Associate, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University
Sunwoo Lee (PhD) is a Research Associate at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Czech Republic. Dr. Lee has grounded her research activity in social and behavioral research on aging in the context of leisure activity, quality of life outcomes, and social... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2021 14:10 - 14:30 CET
ZOOM

14:30 CET

Online Dating, Intimacy & Active Aging of Baby Boomer Women
Since people live longer, partnering in later life is becoming more common in comparison to previous decades. Yet, dating patterns and intimate relationships have changed significantly due to the increasing development of new means of communication and access to the Internet among older people. The use of ICT has also played an important role during the recent spread of COVID-19. Dating apps and online dating sites are seen as an alternative way to connect emotionally, sexually and intimately, enhance social inclusion, and reduce loneliness and boredom during the pandemic. This paper casts light on the representations of online dating and sexual experiences as represented in American writer Erica Jong's later-life work. Jong’s position as a spokeswoman of the American post-war generation is especially relevant, given that the female representatives of the baby-boom generation are now approaching their latest stages in life, and are exposed to new age-related challenges. By showing how Jong’s heroine negotiates her cyberspace dating and intimate relationships, this paper provides new vantage points to better understand the complex realities of sexuality and ageing in today’s technology-dominated society. It also contributes to a critical examination of interrelationships between ageing and technologies with a special focus on online dating and older women users

Moderators
avatar for Alexandre Sidorenko

Alexandre Sidorenko

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

Speakers
avatar for Ieva Stončikaitė

Ieva Stončikaitė

Researcher, University of Lleida
Ieva Stončikaitė holds a PhD (2017) in cultural and literary gerontology (U of Lleida, Spain). She has been a pre-doctoral researcher at U of Fribourg (Switzerland, 2015-16) and TCAS (Trent U, Canada, 2016). Her current research interests include cultural gerontology, 'silver' leisure... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2021 14:30 - 14:50 CET
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15:00 CET

The Promise and Limits of Technology to Promote Successful Longevity
I discuss the two revolutions taking place: rapid technology diffusion and population aging and why there is a technology adoption lag for aging adults.  I also outline a framework for choosing technology interventions: Prevention, Rehabilitation, Augmentation, and Substitution (PRAS) and discuss its application to "brain training" and to smart vehicles (ADAS and AV).  Finally, I discuss challenges to using technology to improving quality of life for aging adults including usability and reliabiity.

Moderators
AE

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Neil Charness

Neil Charness

Director, Institute for Successful Longevity
Neil Charness is William G. Chase Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute for Successful Longevity at Florida State University. Neil’s research focuses on human factors approaches to age and technology use. He has published over 200 journal articles, book chapters... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2021 15:00 - 15:30 CET
ZOOM

15:30 CET

Wakeing up from the Gerotechnological Optimism
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.

Moderators
AE

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Lucie Vidovićová

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
ZOOM

15:50 CET

Virtual Reality in Keeping Seniors Active: VIREAS Project
This paper discusses the first two stages of three-year-long project VIREAS (Virtual Reality in Keeping Seniors Active). Unlike other technologies, virtual reality (VR) can provide the user with an almost perfect feeling of physical being in an imaginary world or a place representing reality, and the user can actively influence the storyline. Those aspects predetermine using VR as a tool to keep seniors active, which is the purpose of VIREAS. The results of that project are creating VR software dealing with key needs of old age, and producing a conceptual manual guiding how to use VR as a tool for keeping seniors active.

Moderators
AE

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Věra Suchomelová

Věra Suchomelová

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Theology, University of South Bohemia
Věra Suchomelová works at the Faculty of Theology, University of South Bohemia. Her research focus is spirituality in old age which was also the topic of her doctoral theses. She teaches subjects related to well-being in old age. Currently, she is the head of an interdisciplinary... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2021 15:50 - 16:10 CET
ZOOM

16:10 CET

Using of Biometrics in Old and Young Age
Biometrics is an increasingly evolving method of identifying and verifying individuals, but it carries with it the risk of abuse. Despite the increasingly massive use in various fields, as well as in our daily lives (e.g. unlocking the phone with a fingerprint), we do not know much about the ways and motives of use. The current situation has significantly increased the use of modern technology in the purchase of goods and services, as well as in communication with others. The crucial question is to what extent these technologies are used by older adults or more widely, how the use of biometric technologies and awareness of them varies according to age. The data set includes 2500 respondents, aged from 12 years.

Moderators
AE

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Marcela Petrová Kafková

Marcela Petrová Kafková

Researcher, Masaryk University/ Faculty of Social Studies


Wednesday February 10, 2021 16:10 - 16:30 CET
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16:30 CET

How are Digital Skills Related to Memory?
Memory impairment is considered a disability and factors that are connected to it are of timely importance provided that they may be kept under control and improved. I am arguing that digital skills are a factor for memory impairment. People who exercise their memory by means of digital engagement are more likely to have better memory assessments. In the same time, usage of digital technologies may provide free access to health facilities, keep them informed and their social life active. Communication with a caregiver may be improved if the person with memory impairments has at least basic digital skills.

Moderators
AE

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Corina Ilinca

Corina Ilinca

Researcher, Statistical Office, University of Bucharest
Passionate about data analysis with meaningful ideas, Corina is a researcher and data analyst with publications in gerontology, focusing on predictors of memory, in digital divide, ageing, and intersectionality.


Wednesday February 10, 2021 16:30 - 16:50 CET
ZOOM

17:00 CET

Interview on Loneliness, Ageism and Technological Services of Life 90 during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Moderators
avatar for Lucie Vidovićová

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Jaroslav Lorman

Jaroslav Lorman

Executive Director, ŽIVOT 90/Life 90
Jaroslav is an executive director in ŽIVOT 90/ Life 90. He graduated from Faculty of Arts (Latin, German) and Catholic Theological Faculty of Charles University in Prague. He also lectured at CTF UK theological ethics. He stands up for rights of LGBT minorities.The non-profit organization... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2021 17:00 - 17:15 CET
ZOOM

17:15 CET

Digital Coaches and Blended Care: A Collaborative Approach to Healthy Ageing
Promotion of healthy living is high on the strategic agenda of EU4Health 2021-2027. Many EU innovation projects focus on monitoring health and coaching healthy living. Current innovation projects generally aim to develop stand-alone digital coaches (e.g. avatars, apps) that provide feedback and guide the user. The underlying challenge, i.e. behavior change, however is a complex challenge that might better be addressed through a blended approach: the digital coach and the healthcare professional collaborate in coaching the patient. This presentation provides an overview of the challenge of behavior change in the context of a project on healthy nutrition, in which an embodied digital coach collaborates with a nutrition expert, and presents ongoing design research activities towards a collaborative approach to coaching.

Moderators
avatar for Miroslav Palát

Miroslav Palát

President, CzechMed

Speakers
avatar for Martijn Vastenburg

Martijn Vastenburg

Founder, ConnectedCare BV
Martijn Vastenburg is managing director of ConnectedCare design agency and assistant professor Design for Behavior Change at Radboud University. He has coordinated projects in care innovation together with research organizations, companies, care organizations and users. His core expertise... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2021 17:15 - 17:45 CET
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17:45 CET

Forgoing of Health Services among Adults during a Coronavirus Lockdown: Implications of New Consumption and Technology-Use Patterns
COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, is a respiratory disease with clinical symptoms including fever, dry cough, fatigue, muscle pain, and shortness of breath. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared it a global pandemic, in which Israel is included. Shortly afterward, Israel imposed restrictions on movement and economic activity. Israel’s lockdown lasted nearly two months, and at its peak people were confined to their homes and violators were fined.
Several research questions are investigated in the current study. First, what healthcare services covered by National Health Insurance, if any, did the public choose to forgo due to the spread of COVID-19? Second, what factors explain the use of traditional and online healthcare services as against forgoing these services in the course of a medical emergency? Third and similarly, what connection is there between forgoing these healthcare services and socio-demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, health status, exposure to COVID-19, and perceived risk of developing the illness?


Speakers
avatar for Miroslav Palát

Miroslav Palát

President, CzechMed
avatar for Aviad Tur-Sinai

Aviad Tur-Sinai

Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems Management, The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College
Aviad Tur-Sinai is an Associate Professor of Health and Social Economics. He has been focusing on two main research areas in recent years. The first is public policy in regard to healthcare economics, the structure of funding for the healthcare system and the perceived economics... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2021 17:45 - 18:05 CET
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18:05 CET

Implementation of Telemedicine in Poland: Critical Study and Examples of Good Practice
The aim of this paper is to critically evaluate the ongoing process of implementing telemedicine services in Poland. Although many interrelated projects – e-health, m-health, telecare and telemedicine – have been gradually introduced to Polish public health policies since the 2000s, it was the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic that accelerated the process and emphasized the need for quick and effective solutions. This paper represents a part of a wider research project on “Application of New Technologies in Social Policies” in Poland and focuses solely on public health.

Moderators
avatar for Miroslav Palát

Miroslav Palát

President, CzechMed

Speakers
avatar for Kaja Zapedowska-Kling

Kaja Zapedowska-Kling

Assistant Professor, Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Lodz
Zapedowska-Kling has expertise in the field of social policy, aging policies, social gerontology. Author of a book on aging policies in USA and Sweden. Winner of Fulbright Award (Berkeley) and National Science Centre research grant. Member of ESPAnet Poland, Polish Society of Gerontology... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2021 18:05 - 18:25 CET
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18:30 CET

Future of Telemedicine in Visegrad Countries
The Covid-19 pandemic imprisoned us all at home and made it significantly more difficult to access health care for the long-term and acutely ill patients. Due to the risk of infection, there has been a growing interest in telemedicine services provided remotely over the Internet. The experience with Covid-19 has dramatically increased awareness of the possibilities of telemedicine among physicians, and hopefully also among governments and insurance companies. Remote examinations can serve as a filter and help reduce the number of visits to the general practitioner or to hospital outpatient clinics. Telemedicine can also remotely monitor chronically ill patients at home or in nursing homes so that caregivers can help them in a timely manner, for example in the event of a fall or sudden deterioration. This session should take an advantage of recent unfortunate experience with the virus and discuss the process of implementing telemedicine in healthcare in Visegrad countries and to share experience and good practices in this field. Older people would benefit from digitalisation of healthcare systems significantly.

Moderators
avatar for Miroslav Palát

Miroslav Palát

President, CzechMed

Speakers
avatar for Veronika Bulková

Veronika Bulková

Chief Executive Director, MDT - International Center for Telemedicine
avatar for Michał Czarnuch

Michał Czarnuch

Partner and Head of Life Sciences Practice, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka sp. k.
Michał specialises in administrative law, particularly pharmaceutical law, medical law, advertising law, EU law and competition law, and provides support in matters relating to allegations of corruption (white collar crimes). He is involved in advising sectors defined as sensitive... Read More →
avatar for István Kósa

István Kósa

Medical Coordinator of Telemedicine, National Healthcare Service Center
István Kósa obtained his medical degree in 1986 and his degree in health economics in 2003 at the University of Szeged. He specialized first in internal medicine, then in cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation. He started his work at the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Univ. Szeged... Read More →
avatar for Peter Stachura

Peter Stachura

State Secretary, Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic
The Government of the Slovak Republic appointed Peter Stachura to the position of State Secretary on the proposal of the Minister of Health Marek Krajčí on 27 May 2020. Officially, he holds the function as of 1 June 2020.Peter started his professional career at the Department of... Read More →


Wednesday February 10, 2021 18:30 - 19:30 CET
ZOOM
 
Thursday, February 11
 

13:00 CET

Recovery 4.0: Aging Labour Markets and Digitization of the Economy in the Time of Covid 19
At first, the possible penetration of digital technologies in the various economic sectors will be described using mainly information from the Inapp-Istat survey on occupations –Survey on Italian Occupations (Indagine Campionaria sulle Professioni), merged with the Labour force survey. These data will allow to describe the level of routinization of the work content, i.e. of the so-called tasks, intended as a measure of the possibility of digital automation of the latter, in view of an effective replacement of human beings by machines.
Secondly, the consequences of this situation on the employability of both younger and older workers will be discussed. The discussion will also examine the strategy depicted by the Italian recovery plan, trying to identify possible anticipatory signals of displacement of specific social groups and/or professional categories and risks of skills and labour shortages.
The paper will conclude suggesting possible correctives of public measures envisaged, with special reference to interventions aimed at strengthening human capital characteristics, by means of the modernization of the curricula of the education and VET systems and the improvement of continuous training of workers.

Moderators
avatar for Richard Eisenberg

Richard Eisenberg

Managing Editor/Money & Work Channels Editor, PBS Next Avenue

Speakers
avatar for Pietro Checcucci

Pietro Checcucci

Senior Researcher, National Institute for Public Policies Analysis (INAPP)
Pietro Checcucci, sociologist, works at the Labor and Professions Department of INAPP, in which he is head of the research group "Demographic dynamics and active aging in the labour market". His research interests include age management policies and initiatives in organizations; the... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2021 13:00 - 13:20 CET
ZOOM

13:20 CET

Technology Innovation and the Aging Workforce in the Time of Covid
In this paper we will present the results of an Inapp qualitative study carried out in the manufacturing and services sector, which explores the relationship between the employability of workers over 50 and technological innovation. A focus will be dedicated to health and social services which, in the face of the increasing average age of the employees, must respond to a greater request for care and assistance from users who have also become older.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Eisenberg

Richard Eisenberg

Managing Editor/Money & Work Channels Editor, PBS Next Avenue
avatar for Luisa D´Agostino

Luisa D´Agostino

Researcher, National Institute for Public Policies Analysis (INAPP)
Since 2012 she has been involved with studies about the dynamics of the labor market related to demographic changes and about policies to support the workforce aging. In the last few years, research has focused on the effects of the Industry 4.0 process on employment and work condition... Read More →
avatar for Maria Luisa Aversa

Maria Luisa Aversa

Senior Researcher, National Institute for Public Policies Analysis (INAPP)
Aversa works as sociologist with the research group “Demographic dynamics and active aging in the labor market”. In particular, it studies and analyzes, through both quantitative and qualitative methods, the trends of the labor market and the impact of public policies on the employment... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2021 13:20 - 13:40 CET
ZOOM

13:40 CET

Aging, Frailty, and Innovation: Exploring the Function of New Technologies in the Development of the Care Professions in the Time of Covid-19
The paper will try to propose a reflection on what kind of issues the healthcare professions are dealing with in terms of intervention paradigms, and what is the function prefigured for the adoption of innovation technologies both for the diagnostic process and in order to adapt and integrate the knowledge of the patient "clinical story" in the care process. I will report some information about this process exploring the demand for skills and organizational changes coming from  different stakeholders and summarized from interviews.



Moderators
avatar for Richard Eisenberg

Richard Eisenberg

Managing Editor/Money & Work Channels Editor, PBS Next Avenue

Speakers
avatar for Roberta Fefe'

Roberta Fefe'

Research collaborator, INAPP - National Institute for Public Policy Analysis
Roberta Fefè is a Psychologist, researcher at the Labor Market Department of INAPP since 2005. Collaborating with the research group “Demographic dynamics and active aging in the labor market”, her research focuses on the analysis of the implications of aging on the labor market... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2021 13:40 - 14:00 CET
ZOOM

14:00 CET

Preventive Medicine in an Aging Society: Beyond Healthcare to Health
Speakers
avatar for Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

Distinguished Professor in Biochemistry and Physiology, Director of Centre for Healthy Ageing, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Prof Kennedy is internationally recognized for his research in the basic biology of ageing and as a visionary committed to translating research discoveries into new ways of delaying, detecting, preventing and treating human ageing and associated diseases. He is a Distinguished Professor... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2021 14:00 - 14:15 CET
ZOOM

14:15 CET

Longevity Research Applied: Emerging Startups Overview
Speakers
avatar for Petr Šrámek

Petr Šrámek

Co-founder, LongevityForum.eu


Thursday February 11, 2021 14:15 - 14:15 CET
ZOOM

14:45 CET

Ergonomic Products Design to Increase Accessibility for Older People: Japanese Experiences and International Standardisation
It has been well known that Japan is one of the most aging countries in the world, and this has affected social, economic and political affairs in various ways to cope with this demographic change.
Industrial products design also had to change their policies of making products from technology-oriented to human-oriented design. Accessible design was one of these movements which positively took into account the needs of older people and people with disabilities to make products, in particular consumer products, easy and comfort in use by those people.
Good collaborations between government, academy and industry were formed and started to develop the concept and methods of accessible design being based on ergonomics and to disseminate them in the form of industrial standards.
Now more than 40 accessible design standards have been developed in Japan, and the activities have been extended into the international level such as ISO. Accessible design is one of crucially important fields in ISO too and a number of ISO standards have already been developed being based on Japanese experiences.
In this talk, the concept and methods, some examples, and history of Japanese and ISO standardization of accessible design are to be presented.

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Linner

Thomas Linner

R&D Director Technology for Ageing Societies I Convenor ISO/TC 314 WG2, Technical University of Munich (TUM) I ISO/TC 314 Ageing Societies

Speakers
avatar for Ken Sagawa

Ken Sagawa

Emeritus Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Ken Sagawa is emeritus researcher of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)  in Japan. He specializes in visual science with special interests on aging and ergonomic design for older people and people with visual disabilities, the outcomes of which... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2021 14:45 - 15:15 CET
ZOOM

15:15 CET

Technological Session - Part 1
This session will showcase technology projects, products and innovations aimed at older people and their specific needs.
List of Presentations
  • Moniphone: Signaling System for Home Helpcare (Zoltán Havasi)
  • AP-NURSE: A Simple and Modular Monitoring Tool for Patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and Frail Elderly People (Matěj Cenký)
  • digitAAL Life – Multimodal Activation of Cognitive Performance (Maria Fellner)
  • MonAMI Platform in Elderly Household Environment (Alena Galajdová)
  • Telemedicine in Gerontology (Markéta Janatová)
  • Sheld-On: Improving Accessibility, Functionality, and Safety at Home, at Work and in Society, Integrating ICT Solutions into Habitats, Improved Building Design (Adam Kaczmarek)
  • Domestic and Ella4Life: - projects supporting the elderly and the disabled (Mariusz Kaczmarek)
  • Smart Care in the Light of Society 4.0 (Lenka Lhotská)
  • SALSA: An App-based-solution to Support Physiotherapy and all Aspects of Starting and Maintaining an Active Lifestyle for Older Adults (Stefan Schürz)


Moderators
avatar for Thomas Linner

Thomas Linner

R&D Director Technology for Ageing Societies I Convenor ISO/TC 314 WG2, Technical University of Munich (TUM) I ISO/TC 314 Ageing Societies

Speakers
avatar for Zoltán Havasi

Zoltán Havasi

CEO, MOHAnet Co.Ltd.
I have been actively involved in developing MOHAnet’s products and services, popularising mobile applications and advocating the IoT market right from the beginning. As the CEO, I am responsible for the company’s strategic areas, including international expansion, PR and marketing... Read More →
avatar for Mariusz Kaczmarek

Mariusz Kaczmarek

Prof., Gdańsk University of Technology
Ph.D. in Medical Electronics in 2003 and D.Sc. in Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering in 2017.investigaIor in about 13 projects receiving a number of awards, including four best papers, practical innovations (7 medals and awards) and also the Andronicos G. Kantsios Award and... Read More →
avatar for Matej Cenký

Matej Cenký

Researcher, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Passionate about effective solutions. Combined engineer and innovation enthusiast.The AP-NURSE tool is developed by the Slovak University of Technology research team in Bratislava, in the frame of the international Interreg Central Europe project initiative and close cooperation with... Read More →
avatar for Maria Fellner

Maria Fellner

CEO & Co-Founder, digitAAL Life GmbH
digitAAL Life GmbH is an Austrian start-up company founded in February 2020 and specializes in developing innovative digital soultions for health and care. Together with its strategic partner JOANNEUM RESEARCH digitAAL Life developed a tablet-based training game for the multimodal... Read More →
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Stefan Schürz

Chief Research Officer, LIFEtool gemeinnützige GmbH
LIFEtool is an Austrian non-profit research organisation with the corporate purpose of research, development and counselling in the field of assistive technologies (AT), augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), learning and training software for children, adolescents, adults... Read More →
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Alena Galajdová

Head of Department, Technical University of Košice Faculty of Mechanical Eng., Department of Automation and Human Machine Interaction
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Markéta Janatová

Spin-off company and research results commercialization center of the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Pra
Our department is focused on research, development and commercialization of hardware and software technologies in medicine. It provides background for cooperation of experts from technical disciplines, healthcare practitioners, students, and people from both commercial and non-profit... Read More →
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Adam Kaczmarek

Researcher, Gdansk University of Technology / Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics
Adam L. Kaczmarek received the Ph.D. degree in informatics in 2012 from Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland. He also received the M. Sc., Eng. degrees in informatics from this university. Mr. Kaczmarek worked as an Intern at Intel Technology Poland from 2005 to 2007. Since... Read More →
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Lenka Lhotská

Distinguished Researcher, Czech Technical University in Prague / Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) & Faculty of Bio
Lenka Lhotská is head of the COGSYS Department (Cognitive Systems and Neurosciences) at CIIRC and deputy head of Department of Natural Sciences at FBME, CVUT. Her research focuses on following areas: Knowledge-based systems, application of artificial intelligence methods to medicine... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2021 15:15 - 16:45 CET
ZOOM

16:45 CET

Gerontechnology Landscape and Opportunities: Start-up Experience from Taiwan
Gerontechnology is about designing for people. As defined by the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), “Gerontechnology: designing technology and environment for independent living and social participation of older persons in good health, comfort, and safety.”
Gerontechnology Research Center (GRC) of Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, was established in 2003, the pioneering research instituted in Taiwan. However, Seda G-Tech Co. Ltd., a start-up company spin-off from GRC in 2016, completely shifted the mindset. Gerontechnology research is only valuable if the research can become real products for daily applications. The whole design process extends from creativity and prototype in university to actual products and sales. The experience will be shared in this presentation, including what seemed to work and what did not.

Moderators
avatar for Olga Štěpánková

Olga Štěpánková

head of BEAT department, Czech Technical University in Prague / Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC)
Olga Stepankova is the head of the department Biomedical Engineering and Assistive Technology (BEAT) of CIIRC (www.ciirc.cvut.cz). Her research is focused on artificial intelligence, data mining, robotics and their utilization for interpretation of biomedical data and for development... Read More →
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Heli Valokivi

professor, University of Jyväskylä

Speakers
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Yeh-Liang Hsu

Editor-in-Chief, IT Director, International Society for Gerontechnology
Yeh-Liang Hsu is a professor at Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, where he has had many important roles, including Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Secretary-General, and Dean of Academic Affairs. Professor Hsu directed his research interest in design to gerontechnology and established... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2021 16:45 - 17:00 CET
ZOOM

17:00 CET

Technological Session - Part 2
This session will showcase technology projects, products and innovations aimed at older people and their specific needs.

List of Presentations
  • OrCam MyEye2: A Revolutionary Vision Technology for Blind and Partially Sighted People
    (Jan Cejthamr)
  • Virtual City for Cognitive Training in Elderly (Iveta Fajnerová)
  • Kaleido: Virtual experiences for individual activation of the elderly  (Marek Háša)
  • Personal Shelf Inspector: Helping the blind people with shopping by a smart AI app  (Andrej Bodi)
  • Cash Reader: Making banknotes accessible worldwide!  (Tomáš Jelínek)
  • The AgeWell Project: Supporting the Transformation to Retirement by Virtual Coaching (Johannes Kropf)
  • VR Senior Pack:  Virtual Reality for Retirement Homes  (Leoš Kubíček)
  • Self-adapting Toilets to Raise Independence (Paul Panek)

Moderators
avatar for Olga Štěpánková

Olga Štěpánková

head of BEAT department, Czech Technical University in Prague / Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC)
Olga Stepankova is the head of the department Biomedical Engineering and Assistive Technology (BEAT) of CIIRC (www.ciirc.cvut.cz). Her research is focused on artificial intelligence, data mining, robotics and their utilization for interpretation of biomedical data and for development... Read More →
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Heli Valokivi

professor, University of Jyväskylä

Speakers
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Iveta Fajnerová

Head - VR in neuroscience group, National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health is a clinical and scientific institution focused on research of neurobiological mechanisms that lead to development of severe mental disorders and development and testing of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods. 3dsense is a creative studio with a... Read More →
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Marek Háša

CEO & Head of Product, Kaleido (Flying Kale s.r.o.)
Marek strongly believes in the potential of playful digital innovations for increasing the quality of social care. In 2020, he founded Flying Kale, a company focused on bringing such innovations to life. The team's first project, Kaleido, is a tool for individual activation in nursing... Read More →
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Andrej Bódi

Manager, DataSentics, a.s.
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Tomáš Jelínek

Founder, Cash Reader
Our company designs mobile app solutions for Visually Impaired people. Our newest product Cash Reader is the mobile app which identifies banknote value for the largest number of currencies.The user points the phone's camera at the banknote, and the app will announce the denomination... Read More →
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Johannes Kropf

Scientist, Center for Health and Bioresources, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Johannes Kropf has a background in Technical Mathematics and holds a PhD from the Vienna University of Technology. He has been working with technical solutions supporting elder users since more than ten years and is now focusing on digital coaching based on health psychological... Read More →
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Leoš Kubíček

CEO and Co-owner, Virtual Lab, ltd.
Leos is co-owner of 3 companies - Holistic management, Virtual Lab, Virtual Lab Development. He has been focusing on connection of psychology and virtual reality for 3 years with his team. Virtual Lab supplies the largest portfolio for complex solutions using VR and AR in many branches... Read More →
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Paul Panek

Researcher in AT and AAL, TU Wien (Vienna Univ of Technology), Austria
I am engineer and researcher at TU Wien in the field of assistive technology (AT) and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). Currently focusing on self-adapting toilet technology.


Thursday February 11, 2021 17:00 - 18:30 CET
ZOOM

18:30 CET

"My Home is Smarter than your Home" - Smart Homes and Aging in Place
Moderators
avatar for Olga Štěpánková

Olga Štěpánková

head of BEAT department, Czech Technical University in Prague / Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC)
Olga Stepankova is the head of the department Biomedical Engineering and Assistive Technology (BEAT) of CIIRC (www.ciirc.cvut.cz). Her research is focused on artificial intelligence, data mining, robotics and their utilization for interpretation of biomedical data and for development... Read More →
avatar for Heli Valokivi

Heli Valokivi

professor, University of Jyväskylä

Speakers
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Yael Benvenisti

CEO, Mediterranean Towers Ventures
Yael Benvenisti is currently CEO of Mediterranean Towers Ventures, a corporate venture capital that invests in technologies and sevices companies developing disruptive solutions for aging – the fastest growing population segment around the world. She has been chairperson of Technologies... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2021 18:30 - 19:00 CET
ZOOM

19:00 CET

Networking
It will be a unique opportunity to inspire yourself, expand your knowledge, share your ideas and network with others. There will be 3 networking rooms, 3 topics and 3 great hosts: 
Room 1 – Longevity Research: How to Extend Health-span and Geroscience (hosted by Petr Šrámek);  
Room 2 –  Investing in Technology and Disruptive Solutions for Aging (hosted by Yael Benvenisti);  
Room 3 –  Aging 2.0 - A Global Network of Inovators Addressing Aging  (hosted Stephen Johnston) 
You can register for Networking here: https://forms.gle/sVzK2Xzt5n7HiDWb8 


Moderators
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Yael Benvenisti

CEO, Mediterranean Towers Ventures
Yael Benvenisti is currently CEO of Mediterranean Towers Ventures, a corporate venture capital that invests in technologies and sevices companies developing disruptive solutions for aging – the fastest growing population segment around the world. She has been chairperson of Technologies... Read More →
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Stephen Johnston

Co-founder of Aging2.0, Member of (eng)aging! Steering Committee
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Petr Šrámek

Co-founder, LongevityForum.eu

Thursday February 11, 2021 19:00 - 19:30 CET
ZOOM
 
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