ARCH will host a Breakfast Briefing on the 25th September 2015 from 7.30 –8.45am at NexusUCD, Belfield Office Park. The topic is ‘Can Wearable Technology Help Older People Remain Mobile and Independent?’ presented by Brenda Reginatto, Research Lead on the Care team in ARCH.
The proportion of global population aged 60+ will double by 2050, while the number of people aged 80+ will almost quadruple. Ensuring older people can remain mobile and able to care for themselves for as long as possible is critical to families and welfare systems. Recent advances in wearable sensors, data analytics, machine learning and robotics can contribute to breakthroughs in increased mobility. In this talk we will look at how wearable sensors are allowing older people to remain mobile and independent for longer and explore other untapped opportunities in this space.
There will also be an update from the ARCH Centre Director, Michael O’Shea, which will bring particpants up to date on the ARCH research programme. Items of interest, such as funding opportunities to collaborative projects, will also be presented. The session will wrap up with 15 minutes for Q&A and networking.
Refreshments will be served. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.