Mini-Summit Agenda May 21, 2021
*Please note that agenda is subject to changes.
Detailed Agenda May 21, 2021
Join us for a welcome message from our Platinum sponsor, the AARP Innovation Labs.
REPLAY: Tech for All: How to Design Technology Products and Services for Every Age While Improving Resource and Care Access for All
It’s time we shed unconscious stereotypes and age bias. Dr Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer for AARP knows the older adult care and consumer needs better than anyone. Sarah Thomas, OT and AgeTech expert from Delight by Design and Aging2.0 will engage in a lively fireside chat with Dr Yeh as they paint the picture of age inclusive design and where you fit in. Come learn from two world-renowned experts in aging and design as they discuss older adult consumer needs, tech adoption, tech-enhanced care delivery, and designing for all as we create health related products and services.
*This is a replay from the February 2021 Rehab Tech Summit
Designing and Building for Healthspan
While the average life expectancy has increased, all signs point to the fact that we are not aging well today. In America, 80 percent of older adults, age 50 or older have at least one chronic disease, and every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. How might we close the growing gap between healthspan and lifespan by investing in tech solutions that are accessible and delightful for older adults?
Tech Powering Connection
Social isolation and loneliness have been challenges since before the pandemic began but have recently been in the spotlight. Can technology be the answer we've been looking for? How can we use technology to foster connection and how can we introduce these tools to the older adults who need them?
LIVE: Pandemic Silver Linings: Opportunities for Age-Tech?
This presentation will discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Age-Tech sector. Why has there been so much innovation in the aging space during the pandemic? What has this meant for older adults care and aging-in-place? What is the future of age-tech?
Bridging the Gap with Leap by CABHI
Join us for a virtual walk-through of Leap by CABHI, a welcoming, diverse and engaged community – online and in real life – that co-creates meaningful experiences with older adults. Leap will scale the involvement of older adults and caregivers in the development of products, services and programs intended for them and give innovators direct access to insights that will improve their relevance and speed to market of their solutions. Leap is currently welcoming beta users and agetech innovators and publicly launching this Fall.
LIVE: Virtual Care is Here to Stay
How can we bridge the digital divide and bring older adults online? Will virtual care continue past the pandemic and what does it take to design and introduce virtual programming to those who may not have gone digital before? Hear from experts about their experiences transitioning programs and people to the digital world and what they think of the future of care.
LIVE: Age-Tech: What is it and Why it matters to YOU - Part I
Join Sarah Thomas as she speaks with us about why age-tech should matter to therapists. Sarah will discuss how age-tech can improve our clinical practice and what opportunities there are for therapists to become involved. Part I of this series will focus on companies that are promoting tech-enhanced functional independence.
All panelists will come together for a live Q&A following Part II.
LIVE: Age-Tech: What is it and Why it matters to YOU - Part II
Join Sarah Thomas as she speaks with us about why age-tech should matter to therapists. Sarah will discuss how age-tech can improve our clinical practice and what opportunities there are for therapists to become involved. This panel will focus on innovative companies who are impacting behavior through technology.
All panelists will come together for a live Q&A following the session.
Live Networking Reception
Join us in the AARP Innovation Labs Lounge for a live networking reception and a musical moment by SingFit.
AOTA: Using Virtual Interventions to Combat Social Isolation and Occupational Deprivation in Older Adults
During the response to this pandemic, most older adults have experienced significant disruptions in their occupational and social routines. There are myriad apps and platforms that can be used to support virtual social and occupational engagements. But how do you know which ones might best meet the needs of your specific client? This webinar features the work of a group of the Technology Coordinators from various AOTA Special Interest Sections (SISs) to compile resources that practitioners and families may use to support engagement in a virtual format. The resources will be reviewed, and a discussion will explore clinical best practices for using virtual interventions.
*This is a pre-recorded session.