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A Four-Part Webinar Mini-Series

 

AgeTek Innovation

BRINGING ROBOTS HOME TO SUPPORT THE AGING, HEALTHY, AND ASSISTED LIVING

June 2022 – January 2023

 

The aging population is growing. It is estimated that by the year 2050, people age 65+ globally will reach 1.5 billion (WHO). Not all aging individuals live in institutional settings, have family caregivers, and/or require assisted living. Who or what will be able to fill the gap in a way that provides quality support for their needs with dignity, privacy, and security?


This four-part webinar mini-series will bring global multi-disciplinary experts to discuss the pragmatic applications of using robotic caregivers and companions to support this aging population. The technology is there and the need is immediate, yet the challenges continue to be unaddressed. On this blank canvas of opportunity, where can open and consensus-built technical and data standards, enhanced policy guidance, and overall education and awareness help drive trust in the adoption of our new robotic caregivers and supporters?

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WEBINAR 1

The Robotic Assistant for the Aging: The Unbalanced Struggle between Benefits and Challenges

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With the expectation of the aging population to increase and outpace younger generations, it is apparent that different models and forms of support will be needed to accommodate their varying levels of needs. The prediction of a shortage of caregivers both in-home, in long-term facilities, and in hospitals is concerning, but robots are here to help.

 

Robotics coming to the aid of this generation is opportunistic but also presents many challenges including accessibility, feasibility, adaptability, and flexibility. Will robotics be accessible to every aging adult across the world? What are the barriers that can be addressed during this current window of opportunity to meet this growing demand? 

 

This first webinar in the series will set the groundwork for the many technical and ethical considerations in utilizing advanced technologies such as robotics for this rapidly growing and highly diverse aging population.

 

Join this interactive live webinar to hear our guest experts offer different perspectives on how rapidly emerging agetek in the form of robotics can be a pragmatic opportunity for the aging population and where industry stakeholders need to come together to make it a trusted and validated resource for the aging. 

WEBINAR KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Use Cases

One aging adult does not represent all. What are the different use cases and considerations in designing for this very diversified population set? 

Challenges

What are the greatest challenges for individuals to adopt and utilize a tool of this nature to support their needs at home?

Standardization

Where do regulatory and global technical standards need to contribute to establishing trust, security, and acceptance of these tools?

SPEAKERS

HOST

Maria Palombini

Director

IEEE SA Healthcare & Life Sciences

PANELIST

Alexander Nikolov

Research Manager & Project Coordinator

SYNYO

PANELIST

Adrian Stoica

Senior Research Scientist & Program Manager

NASA-JPL

Project Chair

IEEE Telepresence Committee

PANELIST

Elizabeth Mestheneos

Board Member

50+ Hellas,  Hellenic Association Gerontology and Geriatrics

Board Member

e-Library and Past & President Age Platform, Europe

UPCOMING WEBINARS

 

WEBINAR 2

Clinical Support Robots for the Aging: The Human Design Factors, Utility, and Functionality

Wednesday, 14 September 2022  |  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

WEBINAR 3

All Considerations In: Enabling Robotics to Support the Aging with Dignity, Privacy and Security

Wednesday, 30 November 2022  |  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

WEBINAR 4

Is it Unanimous? Establishing Trust Across the Board in Robotics to Support the Aging

Wednesday, 18 January 2023  |  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

 

PRESENTED BY

This webinar mini-series is presented by the IEEE SA Healthcare & Life Science Practice Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm Industry Connections Program in collaboration with the IEEE Industry Engagement Committee.

 
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