DATHA Talk - December 2015

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Assistive Technology for Aging in Place

Design and Technologies for Healthy Aging (DATHA), Georgia Tech

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Presenters:

  • Carolyn Phillips, Director of Tools for Life
  • Liz Persaud, Training and Outreach Coordinator, Tools for Life
  • Rachel Wilson, AT Specialist, Tools for Life

Description:

This talk will present what’s new in AT and the Aging in Place movement as we explore where we were, where we are, and perhaps, where we are going. During the session presenters will share information about low, middle and high tech assistive technologies. Discussion will focus on tracking technological trends including apps, mobile devices, robotics, wearable technologies and more. Apps to assist with aging well will be shown and resources for tracking trends will be shared. There are many obstacles older individuals encounter daily that can hinder them from remaining at home and in the communities of their choice. Please join us for an insightful session that will shed some light on assistive technology strategies, solutions and devices that are used to help individuals age successfully in communities of their choice. Presenters will share real-life examples of AT that assists with fall detection and prevention, environmental control, memory, healthy-living, hearing, seeing, communication, and computer access. If you are currently working with or have family and friends that would like to age in place successfully, then this session is for you!

Resources:

  • For more information on DATHA, please visit our website.