With the aim to explore the wealth of research carried out internationally on digital and assistive technologies for ageing, WHO DATA in collaboration with the EU’s health & care cluster organized a first webinar on 21 May 2021

World Health Organization Digital and Assistive Technologies for Ageing (WHO DATA), in collaboration with the Health & Care Cluster funded by the European Commission will be organizing a webinar series on digital and assistive technologies for ageing.

The first webinar on 21 May 2021 brought together ten largescale pilot projects funded by the European Commission to show how a wide range of digital and assistive technologies can be used together to enhance smart and healthy ageing in communities across diverse European contexts.
Researchers and digital experts shared their experience in long term co-design in ageing and large-scale digital health projects, underlying the importance of the human component in the designing, deployment and assessment of assistive technologies and digital solutions. The presentations shared the vision of research and innovation in the field of health and care, and highlighted some practical steps to achieve the real commitment of decision-makers in the process. Recent examples of pilots amidst COVID-led restrictions showed the relevance of interoperable technologies to provide tailored and timely solutions to users. Informed discussions were held on technical choices around key performance indicators, service sustainability, services’ innovation, users‘ personas and pilots of pilots methodology to promote services matching individual needs.