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2012 World Conference on Active Healthy Ageing and Technology

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The biennial world conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG) will take place in 2012 in cooperation with the International Symposium of Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC).The event will take place in the last week of June in Eindhoven under the umbrella of the European Year for Active Aging 2012.

Under the theme “Who is afraid of ageing?”, the conference will analyse all aspects of the ageing society, such as quality of life (including leisure and pleasure), home care, life-long working, retrofitting existing buildings and infrastructures and the associated new technologies, such as ICT, automation and robotics. There will be a special emphasis on the world of the construction industry.

During the three conference days there will be 13 keynotes, 25 symposia, a maximum of both 36 leading-edge technology events and 36 chaired oral sessions. In addition the GeronTechnoPlatform will have continuous video presentations and real-time virtual site visits.

Related activities during the event include:

  • IAARC Academy for professionals in automation and robotics in construction
  • ISG Master Class for young scientists in gerontechnology
  • SuperTuesday: "House of Robots"

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