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International Collaborative ‘Healthbot’ Study

In November 2011, the University of Auckland launched a large-scale study of 31 ‘healthbots’ at Selwyn retirement village in Auckland, New Zealand. This study, which aims to make robots that are helpful assistants for older people and for their caregivers, is part of a unique joint research project between Uniservices of the University of Auckland and the Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute of Korea (ETRI).

The Power of Localized Solutions in Response to the Challenge of Aging Societies

In this Global Perspectives column, Alex Smith, founder and chief executive of North London Cares, discusses the power of localized solutions in response to the challenge of population aging.

The Importance of Being Age-Friendly

In this Global Perspectives column, Dick Stroud, author and Founder of 20plus30, explores how companies should respond to ensure their marketing and operations align with the aging population.

Nodding Kabochan: Cognitive Skill Aid Robot

According to the research of Osaka City University, Kabochan can improve the cognitive skills and promote positive mental and physical health of the older population.

Hicare Home Doctor: Tele-health Monitoring Solution

Insung Information, a total IT Infra solution and service company in South Korea, has developed the world’s first VoIP-based touch-screen home-care device called Hicare Home Doctor.

My First Walker: The Need for Walker Training in Germany and Abroad

Due to the huge success of walker trainings in Duesseldorf and the obvious need of walker trainings in all of Germany an alliance of experts including the German Seniors League and the Norwegian manufacture TOPRO rolled out a nationwide tour of walker trainings.

Telehealth Services - Manitoba

Telehealth services in manitoba bridge geographical divides and provide remote populations access to primary health care, patient education and surgical pre-admission screening.

GrandCare System: Partnering with Saga in Move to UK

Saga, the UK’s largest in home care provider, is partnering with the GrandCare Systems to bring an innovative product that aims to give peace of mind to family members of aging seniors to the UK.

Innovative Arm Chair Offers New Ways to Exercise

A German contract research and development company, The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), has created a high tech “TV chair” that doesn’t just provide a comfortable place to sit, but also provides a chance to get a workout right from the seat of your chair!

Germany's 'Lisa the Wonderwall' supports independent living

An innovative team of researchers at Germany’s Technische Universität München (TUM), along with partners from the business world, have designed an easy to install wall panel equipped with many special features to help make living at home a little easier for aging adults.

Hitachi Designs Self-Driving Car

Named, ROPITS (Robot for Personal Intelligent Transportation System), this self-driving car has been deemed a “mobility support robot” by Hitachi and is designed for a single passenger.

New App Turns Smartphone into Hearing Aid

With everyone so “plugged in” to technology these days, researchers at the University of Essex of the UK have created an IPhone App that would allow users to turn their smartphone into a hearing aid.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2013

Elder abuse is not just an American problem. It is a global problem, and AARP is committed to working with the international community to address it. Remarks by Debra Whitman, Executive Vice President for Policy, Strategy and International Affairs, AARP on June 14, 2013 for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

SoS Mobile Watch Doubles as Medical Alert System and Mobile Phone

Australian personal care technology company mCareWatch has developed a new mobile personal device to help meet the challenges of an aging population.

Giraffplus: Telepresence robot designed for in-home elder care

The GiraffPlus robot, funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework, continuously monitors a patient’s health via a network of sensors placed in the home.

AARP Presentations at the 2nd International Conference on Age-Friendly Cities

AARP Presentations at the 2nd International Conference on Age-Friendly Cities help on Sep. 9-11, 2013 in Quebec City, Canada.

Claris Companion Tablet Connects Seniors with Families and Caregivers

Claris Healthcare developed a new tablet called the Claris Companion, which allows seniors to surf online safely and communicate easily with their family and health care providers such as doctors and social workers.

Fujitsu and DoCoMo Release Raku-Raku, Age-Friendly Smartphone

Fujitsu, a Japanese IT equipment and service company, has released a smartphone equipped with user-friendly features for older consumers.

Age Friendly Banking: A Global Overview of Best Practices

A global collection of good practice examples of accessible and age friendly digital and analogue banking touchpoints relevant for senior citizens. A joint report by AARP and Youse

Building an 8-80 City

Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa describes the 8-80 Cities - based on the premise that if you build a city that is great for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old, then you will build a successful city for everyone, from 0 to over 100.

 
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2012 mHealth SummitDecember 03,2012 - December 05,2012

Washington, DC USA

 

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2013 Seoul International Senior ExpoOctober 10,2013 - October 12,2013

COEX, Seoul, Korea

 
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