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Tech Day

Technology and Aging: Innovation for Independence and Inclusion

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Marriott Marquis Hotel, Salon 9
8:30 am - 8:00 pm

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The IAGG 2017 World Congress offered an unprecedented one-day Technology and Aging Track that brought together leading companies, gerontologists, and entrepreneurs engaged in developing technology solutions for older adults. Technology has the potential to improve the lives of a growing proportion of today’s aging population by helping them maintain independence and increase control of their environments.

The event featured:

  • Symposia on key innovations in robotics, autonomous vehicles, virtual and augmented reality, predictive analytics, and other emerging technologies

    • Opening Keynote: The Promise of Technology in Aging
      Joseph Coughlin, PhD
      Founder and Director
      AgeLab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Closing Keynote
      Christine Cassel, MD
      Planning Dean
      Kaiser Permanente Medical School
  • Startup pitch event for entrepreneurs (Coordinated by AGE-WELL NCE and Aging 2.0)
    The focus of the pitch competition was to bring the worlds of academia and tech startups closer together. Selected entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to present a compelling five-minute pitch about their investment-ready company to a panel of expert judges. The pitch competition was hosted by AGE-WELL NCE and Aging 2.0, in partnership with the IAGG 2017 World Congress.
  • Symposia on the major global opportunities and challenges in technology for aging
  • Short (one-minute) presentations from new researchers on emerging research in technology
  • “Startup Alley”- an innovative, immersive exhibit hall in which attendees can experience technological innovation first hand.

    • Reception in Startup Alley
                          Sponsored by aarp CA 4c   Supported by gsa
  • Social and networking opportunities

    Sponsored by otsuka avanir      Supporter of gcad

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