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Technology and Ageing 活齡與科技

– Day 1 17:15 – 18:45 Smart- Ageing Innovation Lab 1 (L1)

Speakers

Dr Donghee HAN
韓東希博士

Director, Research Institute of Science for the Better Living of the Elderly
Research Institute of Science for the Better Living of the Elderly 總監

 

Aging and Technology to Support Age Friendly Community

The key element of the age-friendly city is an urban environment where the elderly can reside in a familiar environment for as long as possible (aging in place). In this respect, the age-friendly city highlights the necessity of technical training and community-based service development to take care of the elderly and to assist them to have an active life. Digital aging, based on the merits of science technology, has an important role. Creating a digital environment where the elderly overcome the difficulties and receive information continuously without being isolated is essential to building an age-friendly city.

老齡化和支援年齡友善社區的技術

年齡友善城市的關鍵要素是城市環境,老年人要儘量在熟習的環境中長期居住(定位老化)。因此,年齡友善城市強調技術培訓和社區為本的服務發展,去照顧老人和協助他們積極參與生活。數碼老齡化有重要的作用,藉著科學技術的優點,創造一個數碼環境,在其中,老年人克服各種困難,不斷接收資訊,不感到孤立無援,這就是建立年齡友善城市的要素。

 

Bio

Dr. Donghee Han is Director of Research Institute of Science for the Better Living of the Elderly (RISBLE). She is also a board member with the Korean Gerontological Society, Korean Family Welfare Society, and SeniorNet in US. She has many developed innovative programs for older people related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT), including  Cyber Family, Cyber Neighbours, Internet Navigators, and programs for age-friendly city and care of people with dementia.

韓東希博士是Research Institute of Science for Better Living of the Elderly (RISBLE)的總監。她也是韓國老年學會、韓國家庭福利協會和美國長者網的董事會成員。她為老人開發了很多訊息和通訊技術ICT的創新計劃,包括網絡家庭、網絡鄰居、互聯網導航員,以及年齡友善城市和認知障礙患者護理計劃。

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Prof Yongping ZHENG

鄭永平教授

Founding Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
香港理工大學生物醫學工程學系創系主任

 

Smart Technology = Smart Ageing?

There is no argument that technologies can help to tackle the challenges related to ageing and to improve the quality of life of senior citizens. However, are we ready for adopting advanced technologies for smart ageing? Are elderly and their carers ready to accept and to pay for new technologies? What are the most popular technologies used by different groups of elderly? Is technology for ageing an established market for industry or still a wish? What are the gaps to fill for achieving a popular application of smart ageing technologies? To identify such gaps and to fill them, we established Jockey Club Smart Ageing Hub. We target to facilitate more effective research, development, evaluation, promotion, and application of useful smart ageing technologies.

智能技術 = 智能長者?

毫無疑問各類技術的發展一定會幫助我們面對由老齡化帶來的各種挑戰,並且提升長者的生活質量。但是我們准備好了嗎?我們的長者以及他們的照顧者是否願意支付相應的費用?什麼是最受歡迎的新技術呢?應用於長者健康和生活的智能新技術是不是已經有足夠大的市場?要使得智能技更廣泛地應用在長者中,最關鍵的問題是什麼呢?為了解答這些問題,我們有幸成立了賽馬會智齡彙,目標是以這個平台進行用於長者的新技術的研發、評估、推廣和應用。

 

Bio

Professor Yongping Zheng is the Founding Head of Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Henry G. Leong Professor in Biomedical Engineering. His research interests include biomedical ultrasound imaging and instrumentation and smart ageing technologies.

鄭永平教授為香港理工大學生物醫學工程學系創系主任及梁顯利生物醫學工程教授。研究方向包括醫用超聲成像及用於長者健康的智能技術。

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Mr Garrick NG
伍偉強先生

Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

思科香港、澳門及台灣技術總監

 

Bio

Garrick Ng is the Chief Technology Officer for Cisco Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, leading Cisco’s Enterprise, Commercial and Service Provider systems engineering strategy and operation in these markets. Bringing to the company more than two decades of technical and business experience in the ICT industry, Garrick joined Cisco in 2007 and assumed the role of Head of Systems Engineering for Cisco Hong Kong and Macau in 2012.

伍偉強為思科香港、澳門及台灣技術總監,負責制定區內的企業、商用市場及服務供應商之系統工程策略,並領導營運工作。伍偉強於2007年加盟思科,並在2016年擴展其管理領域至香港、澳門及台灣區。他於資訊及通訊科技行業累積超過20年豐富經驗,一直運用其深厚的科技知識致力推動本地市場創新,並建立多項一站式跨架構方案,以配合客戶的業務需要及目標。自2014年起,伍偉強已連續3年榮獲思科的全年最佳經理。

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Ms Irene LEUNG

梁淑儀女士

CEO, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association
長者安居協會行政總裁

 

IoT Applications and Service Innovations in Smart Ageing City

Hong Kong is forecasted by World Health Organization to rank fourth in the world as cities that will have the highest percentage of older adults by 2050. While our seniors prefer to age in place, we need to identify smart ways to improve their well-being. For over 20 years, the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association has been providing telecare services to seniors in Hong Kong through our round-the- clock personal caring and emergency assistance hotline. Yet, it is the mission of the Association to make good use of technology to continuously enhance the living quality of elderly in the community. While observing the complex challenges brought by an increasingly ageing population in Hong Kong, the Association has leveraged on the development of Internet-Of- Things (IOT) technologies to initiate a series of pilot projects that are positioned as important references for the evolution of community care model for seniors in Hong Kong.

智慧銀齡城市 – 科技如何起動「人本」服務

按世界衛生組織推算,香港於2050年將會成為老年人口比例全球第四高的城市。過去20年,長者安居協會一直為本港長者提供24小時全天候呼援及緊急支援熱線服務。有見人口老齡化為本港帶來多方面而複雜的挑戰,協會乘著「物聯網」技術發展日漸普及之勢,起動一系列的試驗計劃,作為革新香港現有的社區長者照顧服務模式的重要參考。

 

Bio

With her passion in leveraging technology for social good, Irene has led the transformation of SCHSA that involved the creative use of ICT, including Asia’s first Life Journey Centre that promotes smart ageing and cross-generation engagement.  Irene has been awarded ‘Hong Kong Outstanding ICT Woman’ by Hong Kong Computer Society.

前為電訊界高層,梁淑儀女士加入長者安居協會推動服務創新,建立亞洲首個「生命.歷情」體驗館,並獲頒「香港資訊及通訊科技傑出女性」獎項。

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Moderator

Ir Dr Eric TAM

譚永昌博士、工程師

Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

香港理工大學助理教授

 

Bio

Ir Dr Eric Tam, Assistant Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Ir Dr. Tam has over twenty years of experiences in providing rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology services to the local community. (Note: Ir = Engineer)

譚永昌博士、工程師是香港理工大學生物醫學工程學系助理教授。他在社區提供康復工程和輔助技術服務方面擁有二十多年的經驗。

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