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    WHO Symposium: Assistive Technologies against Ageing Society: Part 1


    10/6/19 | 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM time


    Takenobu Inoue, Research Institute of National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities (Tokorozawa, Japan)

    Session format
    Main Conference Room, Exhibition Hall 2
    Target audience
    Congress registrants only
    Session Chairs

    Dr. Alarcos Cieza

    ISPO Representative t.b.c.

    Additional Author

    Yasushi Akazawa, The Hyogo Institute of Assistive Technology (Kobe, Japan)



    It is very important that people who are in need of assistive products utilise those products in their daily life.
    In the first part of this symposium a keynote lecture will be made by a Japanese opinion leader who is an AT development director of a national institute, and is recommended by The Rehabilitation Engineering Society of Japan (RESJA). He plans to talk about the current situation of assistive products development and use in Japan which is the most aged society in the world.
    In his speech a research project is introduced which focuses relationship of assistive products use and daily activities of older people including nonagenarians and centenarians.

    A panel discussion will be held in the second part of the symposium.
    Remarkable panelists from WHO and Japan make short presentations about the circumstances of people with disabilities or the elders and usage status of assistive products in Southeast Asian and other countries. After the short reports, the organisers from WHO and NRCD develop discussions with the panelists about better practice of AT use or methods to improve access to high-quality affordable AT.

    Statement of the objective / learning objectives

    The aim is to bring deeper understanding among opinion leaders in P&O / Assistive Technology fields. The audience can learn the current situations of AT and be inspired to support AT development and dissemination.

    The Symposium 'Assistive Technologies against Ageing Society' on Sunday, 6 October 2019, consists of two presentations with Part 1 taking place from 13:00 - 14:15 and Part 2 continuing from 14:30 - 15:45.

    Simultaneous Interpretation


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