International Gerontechnology Expo and Forum 2020
24 November 2020
Seoul, Republic of Korea & Online
Innovation, Gerontechnology and Business for Older Persons' Lives
An appropriate environment for older persons stabilizes and improves their physiological, psychological and social functioning.
In recent months, not just older people faced grim prospects of a shortened live span due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The quality of life has globally deteriorated across all ages.
We can change the lives of older persons by means of technology, predominantly by ICT, such as the Internet of Things.
IGEF first launched in 2017. This year's focus is on the 'Human Element' in technology: Its conception, development, application and reception.
Because of social distance regulations -- necessitated by the COVID-19 situation -- most participants have? to attend online.
Session 1: Showcases (English)Theme: Robotics and Smart Care in Korea.
Time: 16:00-17:30 KST, Gerontechnology TV
Session 2: Roundtable (English) (Canceled)Theme: The 'Human Element' in Technology: Its Conception, Development, Application and Reception
Title: Human-Affine Technologies & Technologically Affine Humans: Technologies Need People for Uni- and Omnitechnologies
A. Technologies need people
B. Some technologies are better-fitted for use: The human-affine technologies
C. To some technologies, humans have to adapt. The degree of the TxH interaction's success is detemined by the users' respective biopsychosocial characteristics: Their affinity to tech, i.e. being technologically affine.
Korean Session: Seminar (Korean)
Time: 14:00-15:30 KST, ID: 824 7813 3702
Cheonshu Park ETRI
Moon Choi, Ph.D. KAIST
Dong Sun Kim, Ph.D. Join Care
Mmyungshin Hong, Ph.D.Hanyang Cyber U
Sang Soo SongRobocare Co., Ltd.
MiJeong Ahn IKKO Design
GyeSoon KimRianpartners Co., Ltd.
Yeongran Park, Ph.D.ISG RoK Chapter Pres.
WooJoung Shim, Ph.D.President, KAPASS
Presentation 1: Human-robot interaction trends and case studies Park Cheonshu, Ph.D., Senior Research Engineer, ETRI, Human Machine Interaction Research Section
Presentation 2: The meaning of care for assistive technology development in a super-aged society Moon Choi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, KAIST, Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy (STP)
Discussion: Moderator: WooJoung Shim, CTO, Wheel line Co., Ltd. Dong Sun Kim, CEO, Join Care MiJeong Ahn, CEO, IKKO Design Mmyungshin Hong, Professor, Hanyang Cyber U Sang Soo Song, Directer, Robocare Co., Ltd. Online Participants