Online and On-site Workshop

Registration will start in September
(Date to be announced)

SI: Simultaneous interpretation service to Cantonese, Putonghua or English will be available on 2-3 Nov.

Online Workshop

02 November 2021 (Tuesday)
10:10 – 11:10
HKT (UTC+8)
Online Workshop
Workshop 1 – Tele-rehabilitation in Practice
Language: English - SI

Speaker

Prof Eleni Stroulia
Virtual-gym – A Home Use Personalised Exercising Platform for Senior

Prof Eleni Stroulia

Director, AI4Society Signature Area; and Acting Vice Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr Eleni Stroulia is a Professor of Computing Science, the Director of the AI4Society Signature Area, and the Acting Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science, at the University of Alberta. Her research addresses real-world problems, adopting AI and machine-learning methods to improve outcomes.
From 2011-2016, she held the NSERC/AITF Industrial Research Chair on Service Systems Management and has played leadership roles in the numerous national and international projects. She has been recognized with a McCalla professorship and a Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

Representative of  Re.flex
Enhancing Tele-rehabilitation Outcome with Smart Technology

Representative of Re.flex

Romania

14:15 – 15:15
HKT (UTC+8)
Online Workshop
Workshop 2 – The Possibility of 5G in Elderly Care
Language: English - SI

Speaker

Mrs Rosemary Kay
Liverpool 5G Create – Connecting Health and Social Care

Mrs Rosemary Kay

Director, eHealth Cluster Ltd, UK

Based in Liverpool, UK, Mrs Rosemary Kay is the Director of the eHealth Cluster, a not-for-profit membership organisation bringing together local NHS, local authorities, care organisations, and the technology industry. Through the cluster, Mrs Kay is also Project Director for the government-funded project “Liverpool 5G Create – Connecting Health and Social Care”. The project is developing a 5G stand-alone network for delivering health and social care services across Liverpool.

15:30 – 17:00
HKT (UTC+8)
Online Workshop
Workshop 3 – Empowering People with Disabilities with Technology
Language: English - SI

Speaker

Mr Claudiu Leverenz
Enhance Mobility Experience with Smart Wheelchair Control

Mr Claudiu Leverenz

CEO, munevo GmbH, Germany

Mr Claudiu Leverenz founded munevo in 2018 after graduating from the Technical University of Munich in Germany. Munevo empowers people with disabilities by using innovative technologies. People that are impaired by ALS, MS, etc. or spinal cord injuries are limited in their legs and hands. With munevo DRIVE they can steer their wheelchair by using head movements via smart glasses. 2017 he was nominated on Forbes 30under30 list in Healthcare. Since 2018, he joined Global Shapers, an initiative by the World Economic Forum, to support social projects. He serves on the board of foundations and speaks at events such as the WEF Annual Summit in Davos.

Dr Pooja Viswanathan
New Trends in Smart Wheelchair

Dr Pooja Viswanathan

CEO, Braze Mobility Inc., Canada

Following her passion to address accessibility issues after a visit to a long-term care facility, Dr Pooja Viswanathan completed her trans-disciplinary doctoral and post-doctoral research, with her work spanning across several areas including computer vision, artificial intelligence, robotics, user-centred design, assistive technology, and mixed methods research. She has published several peer-reviewed conference and journal articles on “smart” wheelchairs.
Throughout her academic career, she secured competitive grants and earned prestigious scholarships/fellowships from several organisations in the US and Canada, including Google. She is Founder and CEO of Braze Mobility, a company that developed the world’s first blind spot sensors for wheelchairs.

Ms Sara  Smolley
Building Communication, Connection, and Independence for the People with Speech Impairment

Ms Sara Smolley

Head of Partnerships and Alliances, Voiceitt, Israel

Ms Sara Smolley is the co-founder and Head of Partnerships at Voiceitt, a digital health startup that has developed a unique speech recognition technology to help people with disabilities live more independently. Ms Smolley's academic background and her growing career in impactful technologies have been driven by her passion for combining high-ambition entrepreneurship with positive social impact.
Having grown up in South Florida, US, she moved to Israel after spending 5 years in Asia – at a biotechnology startup in Hong Kong; and in various corporate and startup environments in Seoul, South Korea, where she also completed a Global MBA. She holds an Economics degree from Barnard College at Columbia University in New York City, US, where she co-founded the Columbia Chapter of Net Impact, the international nonprofit which strives to orient business principles toward sustainable social goals. She now leads Voiceitt's business development, grant writing, and strategic partnerships.

03 November 2021 (Wednesday)
09:30 – 11:00
HKT (UTC+8)
Online Workshop
Workshop 4 – Ageing in Place with Cutting Edge Technology
Language: English - SI

Speaker

Mr Adam Sobol
People with Dementia Staying Safe by Means of a More Reliable Network and Wearable

Mr Adam Sobol

Founder & CEO, CareBand, USA

Mr Adam Sobol is driven by making people’s lives easier, healthier, and more sustainable through emerging technologies and machine learning. He is currently the Founder and CEO of CareBand, location-based health and safety wearable solution for people living with dementia. Trained in informatics and cybersecurity, Mr Sobol has a background in consulting, leadership, and project management. Before CareBand, he had founded three SaaS startups focused in education, sports, and healthcare.

Mr Kane Sajdak
Facilitating Independent Living with Incident Detection Technology

Mr Kane Sajdak

Co-Founder & CEO, HomeGuardian.ai, Australia

Mr Kane Sajdak is the 2020 Australian Startup Leader of the Year, multiple time Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner and career technology enthusiast who specialises in the real-world application of technology. Mr Sajdak has the unique ability to commercialise innovative concepts, with his latest venture – HomeGuardian.ai, a perfect example of bridging the gap between disruptive technology, industry and a global market need.
HomeGuardian.ai is a patented, world first, AI-driven smart care device that analyses human behaviours and notifies carers or family when assistance is required – detecting everything from falls, to the decline in health, and even the onset of COVID-19 and influenza-like symptoms.

Dr Jit Seng Tan
Singapore Experience of Promoting Ageing in Place with Technology

Dr Jit Seng Tan

Director & Senior Homecare Physician, Lotus Eldercare Pte Ltd, Singapore

Dr Tan Jit Seng is trained as a medical doctor and still is a full-time eldercare clinician, doing primary health care work and running long-term home-based services. He has been involved in public, charity, military, social enterprise, and private systems for the past 19 years. He is currently Founder and Director of Lotus Eldercare Pte Ltd. Dr Tan has always been keen in new technologies supporting patients and healthcare workers alike and is currently the Vice President of Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association and Head of Centre for Digital Therapeutics Research for Demand, Korea.

11:15 – 12:45
HKT (UTC+8)
Online Workshop
Workshop 5 – Innovation Adoption in Residential Care Setting
Language: English - SI

Speaker

Mr Colin Pudsey
Group Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy Solution

Mr Colin Pudsey

CEO & Founder, SilVR Adventures Pty Ltd, Australia

Mr Colin Pudsey is the Founder and CEO of SilVR Adventures, a Melbourne-based startup using virtual reality to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation among seniors and enrich their quality of life. SilVR Adventures' vision is a world without barriers for seniors, where their needs are not only met but exceeded using VR. Mr Pudsey is a highly experienced entrepreneur and founder with 15-years of business development, sales and innovative solutions expertise, and LASA Next Gen. Young Leader Award Finalist.

Mr James van Beek
Investing in Technology and Creating the Future of Aged-care

Mr James van Beek

Chief Financial Officer, Lifeview, Australia

To be confirmed
To be confirmed
14:45 – 15:45
HKT (UTC+8)
Online Workshop
Workshop 6 – Use of AI to Support Staff in Providing Better Care Experience
Language: English - SI

Speaker

Prof Jeff Hughes
AI Technology to Support Pain Assessment

Prof Jeff Hughes

Chief Scientific Officer, PainChek Ltd, Australia

Prof Jeff Hughes is the Chief Scientific Officer of PainChek Ltd, and one of the co-inventors of the PainChek® pain assessment App. He is the former Head of School of Pharmacy at Curtin University in Australia, and currently holds an honorary appointment in the Curtin Medical School. He has published over 300 research and professional papers, and contributed to 37 books. He has received a number of national and international awards for his contribution to pharmacy research, education and practice, including the 2014 Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association’s Medal and the 2020 Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia’s Fred J Boyd Award.

Mr David Maman
Camera-based Solution for Remote Vital Signs Monitoring

Mr David Maman

Co-founder & CEO, Binah.ai, Israel

Mr David Maman spearheads the team in fulfilling Binah.ai’s vision and mission. A serial entrepreneur, Mr Maman has taken numerous start-ups from vision to international success: Hexatier (acquired by Huawei), Precos, Vanadium-soft, GreenCloud, Teridion and others. Binah.ai is his 13th start-up where he sets the strategy and manages the execution of the company's mission to enable health and care, anywhere.

04 November 2021 (Thursday)
10:15 – 11:15
HKT (UTC+8)
Online Workshop
Workshop 7 – Care Food Development in Asia
Language: English

Speaker

Ms Kuniko Masuda
Ms Kuniko Masuda

Head of the Nutrition Section, Shangri-la Special Nursing Home for the Elderly, Japan

Ms Kuniko Masuda is a certified dietitian and a council member of the Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation. She also serves as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Health and Medical Sciences, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan. After working as a hospital dietitian, she has been working at a special nursing home for the elderly in Kawasaki City since 1995. Her research focuses on the importance of “eating through the mouth” in supporting dietary care for the elderly.
She is involved in the development of dysphagia food products for several Japanese companies. She has also published many books on dietary care for the elderly and educates the public and dieticians about the importance of dietary care.

To be confirmed
To be confirmed
11:30 – 13:00
HKT (UTC+8)
Online Workshop
Workshop 8 – HKSTP Sponsored Session: Fall Detection and Prevention
Language: Cantonese
14:00 – 15:15
HKT (UTC+8)
Online Workshop
Workshop 9 – Best Practice of Gerontech Supply and Demand Side Collaboration
Language: Cantonese
15:45 – 17:00
HKT (UTC+8)
Online Workshop
Workshop 10 – Gerontech Education and Rental Service – The Next Step for Better ‘Age-at-home’ & Medical-social Collaboration in Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese

Registration will start in September
(Date to be announced)

SI: Simultaneous interpretation service to Cantonese, Putonghua or English will be available on 2-3 Nov.

On-site Workshop

04 November 2021 (Thursday)
11:30 – 13:00
HKT (UTC+8)
On-site Workshop
Workshop 8 – HKSTP Sponsored Session: Fall Detection and Prevention
Language: Cantonese
Lecture Room, Hall 1A, HKCEC
14:00 – 15:15
HKT (UTC+8)
On-site Workshop
Workshop 9 – Best Practice of Gerontech Supply and Demand Side Collaboration
Language: Cantonese
Lecture Room, Hall 1A, HKCEC

GIES Secretariat

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Rm 1206, 12/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

+852 3705 5336 [email protected] https://gies.hk

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