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LU Jockey Club Gerontechnology and Smart Ageing Project

28 Feb 2019

LU Jockey Club Gerontechnology and Smart Ageing Project

Gerontechnology is a multidisciplinary field combining gerontology and technology, it comes matching technological environments to various facets of an ageing population.  With the development of technologies, such as the invention of the Internet, robotics, big data analysis and cloud computing, the Government and different enterprises can develop innovative products to cater for the needs of the elderly.   These products can help  the elderly to regain autonomy, to provide instant health check, to ensure home safety, to enhance rehabilitation and to engage in the community, increasing their quality of life and self-care abilities.

 

With the nomination for the ‘HKSAR Chief Executive’s Community Project List”, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust donated a three-year project (2019-2022) to Lingnan University.  Under the “HKSAR Chief Executive’s Community Project List”, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust funded a three-year project (2019-2022) entitled “LU Jockey Club Gerontechnology and Smart Ageing Project” initiated by Lingnan University.  The project aims to promote Gerontechnology and support smart ageing Socialpreneurship development.   The project also serves as an educational platform to provide training courses and workshops on “Gerontechnology in Healthcare, Dining, Living and Transport”.   Baseline studies will be conducted to build a database in the areas of Gerontech products and services, social innovation and startups, with a vision to offering policy recommendations to the industry and Government.