NZ Computer Society National Series: Advanced Robotics - The Future of Aged
18 November 2010: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Events Room 2
Gate 5, Tristam Street
National Series: Advanced Robotics - The Future of Aged Care Services
The statistics around the aging population in New Zealand are worrying
whichever way we look at it. Currently over 500,000 people are aged 65+,
projected to double by 2028. By 2051, greater than 25% of our population is
expected to be over 70.
This increase will bring about major logistical issues in how we, as a
country, care for our elderly. More people will require support, and already
the ratio of nurses and care-givers to elderly clients is low.
Can technology help bridge this gap?
In this presentation Gillian Reid FNZCS ITCP, Deputy Chair of the Selwyn
Foundation, will outline how technologies such as Charlie are innovating
aged-care healthcare, how and why Charlie was designed, and the impact early
prototypes are making in trials at Selwyn Village in Auckland.
Note: Light lunch provided. Free for NZCS members, inexpensive for others.
Registration required at the following URL:
David Hallett, BSc, MNZCS ITCP
P.O. Box 15-516
Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64-7-210 5520
Mobile: +64-21-802 256