The Gerontechnology Lab is a research platform for the domain of gerontechnology – an interdisciplinary field of research focused on developing technology for older adults. The lab aims to translate research into new products and services as well as shape public policies to improve health and wellbeing of older people. We apply scientific approach to understand the challenges and opportunities of longevity and provide in-depth and comprehensive insights into the real needs of the older adults, design age-friendly products and services, and promote an active and independent lifestyle for older adults.
The Gerontechnology Lab was set up to deepen awareness and understanding as well as conduct research on the health and well-being, active aging and safe living of older adults using assistive technology. In addition, the Lab also serves as a centre for education and training, assessment and consultation concerning gerontechnology, home safety and independent living environment. The researches happening in the Gerontechnology Lab focuses on the impact of assistive technologies across five domains of human activity, namely better living environment; health and well-being; active aging; safe living; and assistive technology.
Furthermore, the lab engages students and researchers across Monash and partners in universities, business and government, locally and internationally. We have a pool of multidisciplinary research capabilities in engineering, robotics, information technology, usability, social science, psychology, health and medical fields that are of relevance to older adults. We undertake research and consultancy projects which help product developers, service providers and policy makers to improve the quality of life of older people.
Vision and Mission
Our vision is to be a leading multidisciplinary research platform for the study of Gerontechnology that is locally relevant to the Asian and Australasian context. Our mission is to be the leader in the Asian region to translate research into new products and services for independent living of older adults. We want to build a strong network in Asia, so that we can create awareness in improving public policies that revolves around the health and wellbeing of older adults.
Booking & Charges
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International Collaboratory for Gerontechnology (ICG)
The International Collaboratory for Gerontechnology (ICG) is a network of research centers and other organizations focused on developing and showcasing technologies that assist people of all abilities stay in their own homes (Aging-in-Place), by turning the home itself to become a limited Virtual Care Giver (VRG).
The members of the ICG include:
- GeronTech Lab@West Virginia University, USA – Prof. Ramana Reddy
- Gerontechnology Lab@Monash University, Malaysia – Assoc Prof. Teh Pei Lee
2019 National Outstanding Educator Award
by the Private Education Cooperative of Malaysia
2019 Innovations That Inspire Association to Advance
by the Collegiate 365体育投注_365体育网址-【官网直营】 of Business (AACSB International)
2017 HCI Best Paper Award of the 9th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design for the paper “Teaching Older Adults to Use Gerontechnology Applications through Instruction Videos with Human-Element Considerations”
at the Human-Computer Interaction International (HCI) Conference
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