Meeting

Public Workshop on Fostering Independence and Healthy Aging through Technology: December 2012


When: December 19, 2012 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: Keck Center (National Academy of Sciences (Room 100) • 500 Fifth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topics Aging, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Health Care Workforce
Activity: Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence
Boards: Board on Health Sciences Policy, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

WORKSHOP ON FOSTERING INDEPENDENCE, PARTICIPATION, AND HEALTHY AGING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY (DRAFT AGENDA)

DECEMBER 19, 2012
KECK CENTER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
ROOM 100
500 5TH STREET, N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC

IOM-NRC FORUM ON AGING, DISABILITY, AND INDEPENDENCE 

 Workshop Objectives 

·Focus on adults, who by virtue of an inherited/congenital condition, accident, or disease(s), become impaired in their ability to be as independent as possible as they age.

·Provide an overview on how the independence, community integration, and well-being of these individuals can be improved through access to and increased use of technology

·Examine existing and emerging technologies, with a focus on technologies most likely to be employed (“Straddling promise and reality”)

·Discuss barriers to deployment and adoption of technologies, and reasons for abandonment of technologies already in use.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

 8:00-8:30       REGISTRATION

 8:30-8:40       Welcome and opening remarks 

                        Alan M. Jette and John W. Rowe, Forum Co-Chairs  

8:40-9:15     The Promise and Potential of Technology

                      Keynote Speaker:  Geoff Fernie, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute 

9:15-9:50      Video Presentation and Consumer Perspective     

Larry Minnix, LeadingAge

Majd Alwan, LeadingAge

Barry Berman, Chelsea Jewish Foudation

Steve Saling, Leonard Florence Center for Living     

                        Q&A              

9:50-10:05      BREAK 

10:05-10:50    Technology & Independent Living: Can We Move Ideas in the Laboratory into Innovations in the Living Room?

                           Keynote Speaker: Joe Coughlin, AgeLab   

10:50-12:00      Technologies to Promote Activities of Daily Living and Independence

Panel moderator: Judith Kasper, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Individual level (mobility issues)

Speaker: Rory Cooper, University of Pittsburgh

Environmental/Systems Level (Smart homes)

Speaker: Gregory N. Wellems, Imagine!

Reactor: Hunter Peckham, Case Western University 

Q&A   

12:00-12:30    LUNCH BREAK

12:30-1:40    Technologies to Promote Community Integration and Participation: Community Design

Panel moderator: Kathy Krepcio, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Transportation

Speaker: Mohammed Yousuf, U.S. Department of Transportation

 Workplace Accommodations

Speaker:  Jon Sanford, Georgia Tech

Reactor: Seth Bravin, IBM Human Ability & Accessibility Center

             Q&A

1:40-3:00    Technologies to Promote Community Integratoin and Participation: Social Connectedness

Panel moderator: Margaret Campbell, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

Web Accessibility as a Critical Aspect of Person-Centered Supports and Services

Speaker: Judy Brewer, Web Accessibility Initiative

Cloud Computing

Speaker: Clayton Lewis, NIDRR

Reactor: Marc Perlman, Oracle

            Q&A   

3:00-3:20    BREAK

3:20-4:45    Health Management and Promotion

Panel moderator: René Seidel, The SCAN Foundation

Health Monitoring

Speaker: Joseph V. Agostini, Aetna

Speaker 2 – Rehabilitation

Speaker: Carolee Winstein, University of Southern California

Speaker 3 – Health Behavior

Speaker: Timothy Bickmore, Northeastern University

  Reactor: G.P. Li, University of California at Irvine

             Q&A

4:45-5:00    Concluding Remarks

5:00            ADJOURN

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