WKC Forum“Role of Assistive Technology in Rapid Ageing in Asia and the World”

The WHO Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre) is organizing an open public Forum “Role of Assistive Technology in Rapid Ageing in Asia and the World” on 24 August, 2017 at the Kobe International Conference Center.

The 11th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2017) to be held on August 22–24, 2017 in Kobe. The i-CREATe will be featuring innovative technology, equipment, applications, techniques and materials applied in the field of Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology. It is also a stage for technical exchanges to share ideas and best practices in the disabilities field from across the countries.

Taking this great opportunity, WKC will organize a half-day WKC forum and invites Mr Henrik Hjorth, Director, Creative Impact, Copenhagen, Denmark, as a keynote speaker. Mr Hjorth is currently Senior Consultant in several EU-funded projects and bilateral projects focusing on institutional building and related labour force awareness raising.

Free of charge. No registration necessary.

Role of Assistive Technology in Rapid Ageing in Asia and the World

Time:24 August, 2017 (13:00-15:00
Venue:Kobe International Conference Center 1F Main Hall
(〒650-0046 Minatojima Nakamachi 6-9-1 Chuo-ku Kobe TEL 078-302-5200)
Language:English–Japanese simultaneous interpretation available
Organized by:WHO Kobe Centre, i-CREATe2017, The 32th Japanese Conference on the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology in KOBE


13:00-13:05 Opening
Sarah Louise Barber, Director, WHO Kobe Centre

13:05-13:50 Lecture
“Assisted Living in a Danish Perspective – with special focus on the ageing population and related challenges”
Henrik Hjorth (Creative Impact, Denmark)

13:55-14:55 Reports by Practitioners: Support for Independent Living using Assistive Technology
"International cooperation to support independent living in Asia utilizing Assistive technologies"
● Masako Okuhira (Expert on International Relations, Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities, Japan)
● Hiroyuki Shinoda (Lecturer on Seating Engineering, Sakura Wheelchair Project
● Kazushi Matsumoto (Executive Director, Asian Seating Assistance Project (ASAP), Japan)

14:55-15:00 Closing