METESE Symposium @ Finland

Aging has become a global phenomenon. Finland and Japan are ones of the most aged countries in the world. They, and also the other countries are seeking a new model of sustainable elderly-care services.  Under this situation, a Finnish-Japanese collaborative research project about elderly-care services and assistive technologies, called “METESE Project” started in 2015. We have been conducting research on elderly-care assistive technologies (ICT, robot etc.) from multiple perspectives, especially how these technologies should be utilized and disseminated in elderly-care services and the life of the elderly.

METESE symposium @ Finland is an international symposium to discuss future care services and assistive technologies based on the understanding of current elderly-care services in Finland and Japan.  We expect a number of participants from care service providers (both management and practitioners), municipalities, assistive technology developers, research institutes / universities, and other related fields.

Date: November 10th, 2017, 9:00-12:00
Place: Tampereen Messu- ja Urheilukeskus, Ilmailunkatu 20, 33900 Tampere
This symposium will be held as a joint event of Apuväline 2017, an assistive technology fair and conference in FinlandAbout Apuväline 2017, please check at:

– Reports on research results in METESE project
– Technology company talk from Finland and Japan
– Demonstration

Program: Please check the following website.

Organizer: METESE project (a collaborative research project between VTT, Finland and AIST, Japan)

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