Smart Technologies 19/11/14 2.00pm - 5.30pm

FREE* EVENT: Smart technologies so Sheffield's elders live lives they want to live.
How can Smart technologies &Intelligent Homes help Sheffield’s elderly?

Generously hosted by Hill Dickinson LLP, The Balance, Pinfold Street, Sheffield S1 2JG (links to Google maps),  funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Grant and in partnership with the New Dynamics of Ageing Research Programme.

To book your free place click here

Speakers

Bridget Strong, Deputy Chief Executive, AgeUK Sheffield
John Grant, Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University
Eddie Murphy, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald
Dr Amanda Sharkey, Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield

Facilitator: Wendy Stern, M.Sc. 

Key issues:
Encourage social support;
Reduce isolation;
Improve health, well-being and mental health;
Raise awareness of online financial and data security.

Aims:

Meet Paro the seal - used with dementia and Alzheimer's sufferers. Find out about the benefits, risks and ethics.

Discuss issues such as:
fuel poverty, financial hardship, health and well-being, buildings for people, intelligent buildings, smart applications.

Explore the benefits, risk and ethics of these technologies, AND

Help identify the top three issues for Action for Involvement's next event in this series.

Follow-up Crowd Wise 2014 to learn how intelligent homes and smart technology can help elderly people live lives they want to live.

Inform participants of the issues, build on previous learning and create a sound platform for a Summer 2015 event.

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