Updated: Webinar – 2023 Aged Care Innovators – Future of Ageing – August 10

Updated: A recording of this webinar is at the foot of the story.

In the session, we made mention of the opportunity for guests to share information about their own innovative offerings that we would share. Below are two submissions we received.

At Genie, our mission is to protect the elderly from scammers using an AI-driven personal cybersecurity App that screens all incoming calls to make sure only the safe/wanted ones get through. Further information: lifesgenie.com

MemoMate is an AI-wellness companion that speaks with seniors and turns their stories into journals, biographies, and more. Simultaneously, we can monitor their (mental) health and provide personalized care recommendations to caregivers. Further information: memomate.app

In our next live discussion, we’re looking at the Future of Ageing, including new and emerging technologies such as AI, assistive devices, and the building design that will support and enable the future of how we live.

As is usually the case with our Aged Care Innovator sessions, we aim to have at least one aged care provider on the panel, which in this case includes Barry Johnson, who heads up Quality and Innovation at Signature Care. We have recently worked with Barry to share a couple of case studies into the innovations they are employing in their homes, including those planned for seven new facilities being developed throughout Australia. Read more about them here.

Our other provider is Dr Liam Mayo, Chief Executive Officer of Comlink Australia, a large Australian not-for-profit that supports ageing, vulnerable and disabled people to live independently in their homes. He is also a guest researcher with the Department of Environment, Planning and Geography, at the Radboud University in the Netherlands, a lecturer in Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia, and a Senior Fellow with the Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies, in the UK. Liam has a PhD in sociology and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Other speakers include Julie Ockerby, the Principal Creative Director of the award-winning interior architectural firm, Meli Studio. Julie is an Australian leader and an advocate for inclusive diversity including gender and age, a maverick in the development of spaces that are an extension of life for the world’s ageing population. She is a former Registered Nurse, and boutique hotel marketer in Europe. She is now a multi-award-winning designer and advisor in the seniors living design industry, where she has been recognised as a change agent. Julie was recently recognised with the ‘Global Ageing Trailblazer Award” by the Ageing Asia Alliance. She holds degrees in Nursing, Business and Arts in Interior Design.

Ageing & AgeTech consultant Roy Koren, founded the Ageing Tech Israel Group that aims to connect start-ups with the ‘Ageing Revolution’. Based in Tel Aviv, Roy will have an interesting take on what is happening in one of the world’s best environments for innovation and start-up businesses. According to Startup Genome, Tel Aviv ranks #5 in the world for its start-up ecosystem, with the same report highlighting particular strengths in analytics, data and AI.

The session will be moderated by Inside Ageing’s Sean McKeown.

A recording of the session can be viewed below:


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