METESE Symposium @ Japan


Aging has become a global phenomenon. Japan and Finland 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 Japanese-Finnish 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 is an international symposium to discuss future care services and assistive technologies based on the understanding of current elderly-care services in Japan and Finland.  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 29th, 2017, 13:00-17:00
Place: AIST Tokyo Waterfront Annex 11F, Aomi 2-4-7, Koto-ku, Tokyo
(5 minutes walk from Telecom Center station, Yurikamome line)

– Reports on research results in METESE project
– Invited talk from Japan and Finland (municipalities, technology R&D researchers etc.)
– Panel discussion among the speakers
* Simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English is being arranged.

Program: Please check the following website.

Organizer: METESE project (a collaborative research project between AIST, Japan and VTT, Finland), Artificial Intelligence Research Center, AIST
Supporters: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Society for Serviceology

Participation fee: free of charge

Seat capacity: 100 (We may close the registration when the seats become full.)

About METESE Project:
METESE Project stands for “Meaningful Technology for Seniors: Safety, Comfort and Joy (METESE) -Models of Digital and Human Networks”, accepted in JST’s FY2014 Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP). The project is supported by JST, Japan and Tekes, Finland.

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