Ageing Well in a Digital World
- Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023, 13:00 – 15:00
- Location: Charles Thackrah SR 1 (1.01)
- Cost: Free
Join the Reimagine Ageing Interdisciplinary Research Network for an interactive discussion on the design and use of digital tools for an ageing population.
Ageing is a privilege, and ageing well in a digital world is an opportunity to reimagine how we can support and empower an ageing population to lead fulfilling lives.
Digital technology can enhance medical tools for early disease detection, monitoring, and prognosis and help older people stay connected, and live independently in their homes longer.
However, challenges exist such as ensuring digital health technologies are inclusive, easy-to-use, and scalable, and digital spaces are ethical and transparent, and protect the human rights of the older person.
Explore and reimagine how we can support and empower an ageing population to lead fulfilling lives through the use of digital tools, as well as debate the difficulties encountered when working in this area of research.
Those already working within the digital technology sector are encouraged to attend, as well as researchers with an interest in this area, and those looking to develop connections to established researchers.
The programme will include short talks from the speakers listed below followed by an interactive workshop to identify research priorities and discuss existing challenges.
• Professor Arunangsu Chatterjee – Dean of Digital Transformation and Professor of Digital Health & Education, University of Leeds.
• Professor Helen Thornam – Professor of Feminism, Technology & Society and Principal Investigator of the Inclusive Digital Economy Network+
• Jen Rhodes – Assistant Digital Inclusion Officer at 100% Digital Leeds, which partners across Leeds to strengthen digital inclusion infrastructure.
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