Seniors Connected: Making Technology Relevant For the Older Persons
Gerontechnology Exhibition and Special Talk/Storytelling Series
Petrosains has teamed up with Monash University Malaysia Gerontechnology Lab and IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) Malaysia Chapter to organize a gerontechnology exhibition and a series of special talks/storytelling on technology and ageing.
|What is gerontechnology?
Gerontechnology is an interdisciplinary field of scientific research in which technology is directed towards the aspirations and opportunities for older persons.
Currently, there are about 901 million persons aged 60 years and above. This number will increase by 2025 and will reach 2.1 billion by 2050. All of us will inevitably age, and thus it pays to start looking into our future selves and experience how we can be empowered. This 2-week event aims to promote active ageing and independent living through technology, innovation and valuable experiences from the subject matter experts.
|Gerontechnology Exhibition @HotScience
Date: 10 – 25 January 2017
· Showcasing age simulation suit and gerontechnology applications such as walking stick, mobile bathtubs, kitchen utensils, etc.
· Participate in a research experiment on smartphone home system specially designed for the seniors.
|Special Talk/Storytelling Series @ Galleria 1
Venue: Galleria 1 @ Petrosains, Level 4, Suria KLCC
11 Jan 2017 (Wed) – Active Ageing
Ms. Lily Fu from SeniorsAloud, an NGO that promotes active lifestyle and lifelong learning will be sharing about active ageing and how seniors can make the best out of their golden years. She has also invited Grab, who will be introducing their new app Grab Superheroes during the talk with Lily, designed to aid and support the differently abled and older persons.
Get your tickets here: http://seniorsconnectedseniorsaloud.peatix.com
13 Jan 2017 (Fri) – Caregiving and Assistive Technologies In The Golden Years
Ms. Saramma Joseph from Monash University Malaysia will be sharing about her journey of being a caregiver for family members with dementia. She will also be sharing about how assistive technologies played a key part in facilitating care.
Get your tickets here: http://seniorsconnectedmonash.peatix.com
18 Jan 2017 (Wed) – A Reflective Look At Life Long Learning
Mr. Cheang Kok Meng from IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) Malaysia Chapter will be sharing about the journey of life, reflections from a lifetime’s experience, intellectual and emotional discoveries – from perspectives in science, technology and meditative practices. Examining what it means to be human in the future world of science and technology which is advancing at such a blistering pace that has left many other areas of human endeavours unable to cope with the implications and consequences of its impact on society and raising difficult questions such as the thin line between what is life and what is not.
Get your tickets at: http://seniorsconnectedieee02.peatix.com
20 Jan 2017 (Fri) – Managing Money and Financial Technology for Seniors
Mr. Christopher Chew from IEEE Malaysia Section and IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) Malaysia Chapter will be speaking about financial planning for seniors. He will be sharing about how technological appliances and applications are available to help the less numerate even though adopting and adapting to their use can also be quite difficult for some, especially the seniors.
Get your tickets here: http://seniorsconnectedieee01.peatix.com
Target audience: Senior citizen and their families, NGOs, social entrepreneurs and changemakers, academics, researchers and students. This event is open to all (16 years old and above).
Petrosains, The Discovery Centre is a gateway to inspire the learning of STEM and ignite the passion for life long knowledge attainment in society. Established by PETRONAS, Petrosains has reached millions across the nation, giving back to the community in the informal learning of science and helping to produce scientifically literate citizens and critical thinkers in the nation.
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Monash University Malaysia is a premier research intensive institution committed to nurturing visionary, responsible and effective leaders who are empowered with the skills to serve our national and global communities. MUM offers an internationally recognized Australian education, enriching the student experience and employability through educational innovation, high impact research, student mobility, social entrepreneurship and industry engagement.
The IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) Malaysia Chapter was founded in 2013. The Field of Interest of the TEMS encompasses the management sciences and practices required for defining, implementing, and managing engineering and technology. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to: technology policy development, assessment, and transfer; research; product design and development; manufacturing operations; innovation and entrepreneurship; program and project management; strategy; education and training; organizational development and human behavior; transitioning to management; and the socioeconomic impact of engineering and technology management.
SeniorsAloud started in May 2008 with the aim to provide seniors with an avenue to network online and share their life experiences. They champion active ageing, and enjoying the golden years with passion and purposes.