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'About Japan' webinar series 207: EU-Japan Smart Ageing Project e-VITA

How can we establish a sustainable coaching system into the daily life of community-dwelling older adults in Europe and Japan which fosters well-being and active and healthy ageing in the local community?

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Di 07.03.2023, 10:00 - 11:00 (MEZ) Online

This webinar will elucidate relevant aspects of putting robots into private homes of community-dwelling older adults in Europe and Japan. We will provide short presentations about the current work in the e-VITA project with different cultural aware robots and end-users.

What you will learn during this webinar?

Putting social robots into the private homes of community-dwelling older adults in Europe and Japan for a longer period of time (6 months) and how this huge challenge will be achieved by the two e-VITA consortia from Europe and Japan. Aspects to be covered:

  • First, there is always the need fulfilment aspect, which needs personalization of contents and abilities of the robot to the preferences of the older adult users.
  • Second, there are the intercultural issues in different countries, but also the long time frame plays an important role because the interactions should not become boring over time.
  • Third, the natural language understanding might also be either a barrier or an enabler of the long-term use for older adults from different countries.
  • Fourth, there are also ethical issues which needs to be taken into account, like the GDPR and APPI (GDPR equivalent in Japan).

In 2023, the e-VITA demonstrator will be put into 120 households in Europe and Japan, and the 6-month study design incl. a control group will examine different types of social and religious robots as well as other NLP devices (3D-hologram and simple speakers) in order to find the most suitable solution for robot-based active and healthy ageing support of community-dwelling older adults in Europe and Japan.


Deadline: 6 March 2023

Please find more information on https://www.eubusinessinjapan.eu/library/event/about-japan-webinar-series-207-e-vita.

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