The new future of ageing: Smart homes for seniors – presented by Monash Tech Talks

The new future of ageing: Smart homes for seniors – presented by Monash Tech Talks

Monash Tech Talks Online webinar
Thursday, 25 November 2021
7:30 pm - 9 pm (AEDT)

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Join the international film launch of Smart Homes for Seniors

Directed by Professor Sarah Pink from the Emerging Technologies Research Lab, ‘Smart Homes for Seniors' shares the joys, frustrations and wisdom of Australian seniors as they learned to live with digital voice assistants, smart lights and robotic vacuum cleaners during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

Beneficial to a range of communities such as health professionals, this Monash Tech Talks event will give attendees a screening of the film before delving further into the topic during our webinar and Q&A.

Featuring a diverse, globally-renowned panel, you’ll hear about:

  • the priorities, needs and experiences of our ageing population.
  • the dire importance of accounting for the voices of seniors when designing new technologies.
  • innovations that will support older generations to stay safe, independent and active at home.
  • the Intelligent Home Solutions project behind the film, a collaboration with McLean Care, Monash University’s Emerging Technologies Research Lab and Deakin University.

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Professor Sarah Pink

Director, Emerging Technologies Lab

Rama Gheerawo

Director, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art RCA Reader in Inclusive Design

Professor Ann Light

Professor of Design and Creative Technology, University of Sussex (UK) Professor of Interaction Design, Social Change and Sustainability at Malmö University (Sweden)

Professor Elisa Giaccardi

Professor and Chair of Post-industrial Design, and Director of Design for Interaction (Msc program), Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology

About the film

Hayley McKee

Project Officer, Emerging Technologies Research Lab

Event contact

Sam Beadle

Senior Events Coordinator E:

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