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流金頌研討會 2013

The theme for the symposium was Gerontechnology. Gerontechnology is the study of technology and ageing with the aim of creating technological environment, including assistive technology and inclusive design, for innovative and independent living and social participation of older persons in good health, comfort and safety. Areas of application include housing, personal mobility and transportation, communication, health, work and recreation.

The symposium focused on the use of advanced technology in care of elderly people and supporting independent living. Both overseas and local experts were invited to speak at the Symposium. Overseas speakers included Dr. Takanori Shibata, the inventor of a seal robot named PARO that has documented psychological benefits of animal therapy for dementia patients and that has been certified by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration as a medical device. Local experts included The Chinese University of Hong Kong Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering Professor Xu Yangsheng, CADENZA Project Director Professor Jean Woo, Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing Director Professor Timothy Kwok as well as representatives from Innovations and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Housing Society, Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design and Shatin Hospital.

Opening Ceremony

9:00 am – 9:45 am


Welcoming Remarks 
Professor Joseph Sung SBS JP 
Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Opening Address 
Dr Simon Ip CBE JP 
Deputy Chairman, The Hong Kong Jockey Club


Officiating Address 
Dr Ko Wing Man BBS JP 
Secretary for Food and Health, Food and Health Bureau


Keynote Address 
Professor Alfred Chan BBS JP 
Chairman, Elderly Commission


Souvenir Presentation 
Dr Simon Ip 
Ms Janet Wong, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology 
Professor Joseph Sung 
Professor John Burns, Dean of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong


9:45am – 12:00 noon 


Professor Jean Woo
Project Director, CADENZA


Seal Robot, PARO, as Neurological Therapeutic Device for Dementia patients
Dr Takanori Shibata
Chief Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan


Robotic Technology for the Elder Care
Professor Xu Yangsheng
President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen


Technologies to Help Older People Maintain Independent Living
Ms Alice Chow
Manager, Bio-Medical Electronics Team, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute

Panel Discussion

12:00 noon – 12:30 pm 


Potential Use of Advanced Technology in Care of Older People


Professor Yue On-ching
Science Advisor, Innovation and Technology Commission


Professor Jean Woo
Dr Takanori Shibata
Ms Alice Chow
Professor Qian Huihuan (Research Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Discussion Forums

2:00 pm -5:00 pm 


Part I: Innovation for Supporting Independent Living of the Elderly


Dr Terry Lum, Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong




Innovations in home design for senior citizen housing
Dr Cheung Moon-wah, General Manager (Elderly Services), Hong Kong Housing Society


Design for social innovation in active ageing
Mr Alvin Yip, Director, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Technologies to enhance living quality of the elderly in the community
Ms Irene Leung, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association


Fabric-based solutions for better living quality for elderly
Dr Ho Kai Chiu, Director, Research and Development, Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel


Smart use of information and communications technology for frail elderly
Ms Maggie Leung, Executive Director, The Hong Kong Society for the Aged


Part II: Experience in Use of Advanced Technology for Geriatric Patients


Professor Timothy Kwok, Director, Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing




Experience in use of IT for older people
Mr Alex Yue, Department Manager for Occupational Therapy, Shatin Hospital


Pet robot therapy: experience in Shatin Hospital
Ms Kitty Sit Lok Mun, Occupational Therapist II, Shatin Hospital


Evaluation of use of IT products for geriatric rehabilitation
Dr Chan Tuen Ching, Resident Specialist, Queen Mary Hospital & Fung Yiu King Hospital

Closing Remarks

Professor Jean Woo
Project Director, CADENZA  











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