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IEEE PACE SIGHT AgeTek Innovation Bringing Robots Home to Support the Aging, Healthy, and Assisted Living Webinar

September 14, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Clinical Support Robots for the Aging: The Human Design Factors, Utility, and Functionality

14 SEPTEMBER 2022 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

The aging population is growing. It is estimated that by the year 2050, people age 65+ globally will reach 1.5 billion (WHO). Not all aging individuals live in institutional settings, have family caregivers, and/or require assisted living. Who or what will be able to fill the gap in a way that provides quality support for their needs with dignity, privacy, and security?

This four-part webinar mini-series will bring global multi-disciplinary experts to discuss the pragmatic applications of using robotic caregivers and companions to support this aging population. The technology is there and the need is immediate, yet the challenges continue to be unaddressed. On this blank canvas of opportunity, where can open and consensus-built technical and data standards, enhanced policy guidance, and overall education and awareness help drive trust in the adoption of our new robotic caregivers and supporters?

The use and development of assistive robots in virtual or remote care of older persons is rapidly evolving. There are different uses for robots to meet the many different needs of this elder yet diverse population. No one robot can support all the needs of the aging and nor do all aging individuals have the same needs.

There are many different uses and functionalities for the assistive robot in clinical support mode ranging from therapeutic/rehabilitation to mental and physical disabilities. Regardless of the many endless functionalities, the human design factor and feasibility are major elements for adoption, acceptance, and overall utility to the aging in need of clinical care at home.


– Understanding the challenges and value of human factor design in robotic assistants for a diverse elder population
– Mastering utilities and functionalities in designing robotic assistants to support different functions, settings, applications, and durations
– Defining the boundaries where autonomous decision ability of assistive robotics can start/end without the human intermediary

[Maria Palombini](https://www.linkedin.com/in/mpalombini)


IEEE SA Healthcare & Life Sciences

[Prof. Kris Hauser](https://www.linkedin.com/in/kris-hauser-8a0144238/)

Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Science & Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

[Prof. Mathini Sellathurai](https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathini-sellathurai-99894518/?originalSubdomain=uk)

Dean of Science and Engineering

Heriot-Watt University, UK

[Dr. Chitra Dorai](https://www.linkedin.com/in/chitradorai-innovation-maven/)

Founder & CEO

Amicus Brain Innovations, USA

11:00am ET – 12:00pm ET

Panel Discussion

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/323962


September 14, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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