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Divided into the themes of Smart Home, Smart Building, and Smart Neighbourhood & Community, SIRF2020’s thematic sessions invites industry experts to explore the different spaces in which “Double Smart” has been used to tackle “Double Ageing”. There is a fourth session where academics will examine the regional landscapes of social innovation.

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Thematic Sessions

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Thematic Session 1

Smart Home: Improving Quality Living of Elderly

Date : 9 Oct 2020 (Friday)
Time : 14:30-16:30
Language : English and Mandarin (with simultaneous interpretation)
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While we often speak of the comfort of home, many elderly people may find undergoing the routine domestic tasks demanding and inconvenient. With innovations in assistive technologies and home modifications, these frustrations may be alleviated through thoughtful problem solving and design that aim to improve the quality of life of the elderly, while empowering them to live more independently. What are the latest developments in assistive technologies and how well are they being adopted in the home environment?


Time Topic
14:30 - 14:40 Welcome Remarks
14:40 - 15:00 Speaker 1:
Mr Daniel CHUN
Chairman, Research and Blueprint Committee, Smart City Consortium

Topic: What are the best smart living technologies to be placed at home for the elderly?
15:00 - 15:20 Speaker 2:
Ms LIU Ying
CBO and Co-founder, Chengdu Longlive Pension Industry Development Co, ltd.

Topic: Retrofitting the Homes of the Elderly to Accommodate Ageing
15:20 - 15:40 Speaker 3:
Mr Spencer Ke
Co-Founder, 9 floor Co-Living apartments

Topic: Living in a Community -- The 9floor Intergenerational Home Experiment in Taiwan
15:40 - 16:00 Speaker 4:
Ms Karen LEE
Project Manager II / Spatial, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU

Topic: The "Double Smart" approach to transforming public space to extend Hong Kong Housing Society′s Ageing-in-Place initiative outdoors
16:00 - 16:30 Panel Discussion:
Ms Sabrina Li
Manager (Elderly Services), Hong Kong Housing Society




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