– Day 1 17:15 – 18:45 Smart- Ageing Innovation Lab 1 (L1)
Dr Donghee HAN
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.
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。
Prof Yongping ZHENG
Founding Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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？
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.
Mr Garrick NG
Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
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.
Ms Irene LEUNG
CEO, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association
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
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.
Ir Dr Eric TAM
Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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)