Telecare and Independent Ageing Conference

Date: Friday 17th May 2013 9.15am - 4.00pm

Venue: Academy of Medical Sciences, 41 Portland Street, London W1B 1QH


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The AKTIVE project (Advancing Knowledge of Telecare for Independence and Vitality in later lifE) is organising a one-day conference in London on Friday 17th May 2013. Mid-way through AKTIVE, the conference is an opportunity to disseminate initial information gained through AKTIVE research and knowledge generated through other Assisted Living Innovation Platform projects and to obtain feedback and insights from stakeholders in the telecare and wider assisted living industry on the topics being researched.These include:

  • How telecare is used in private homes and its significance for older people, their carers and any agencies and workers operating there
  • How and when carers benefit from the use of telecare in older peoples' homes
  • Barriers to the adoption of telecare for individuals, families, local communities and service
    providers, and the innovations needed to overcome these
  • Current and future opportunities for product development, and how best to enhance innovation
    and take-up of technical developments in this field
  • The value propositions for different stakeholders, and the penetration of telecare technologies
    across the UK and European market
  • The opportunities telecare offers to improve job design and job quality for care workers and
    others who attend older people at home and for care providers and care commissioners

These issues will be explored in six interactive workshops. Each will be facilitated by an expert and will include a panel of speakers and discussion among workshop participants.

The conference will bring together specialists in telecare development, design, marketing, implementation and delivery to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of current arrangements and explore ideas for using telecare more effectively.

The conference is free to attend but registration is mandatory.

For more information about the programme and how to register, please go to:

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