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Geriatronics Summit 2023: robotics and AI technology for supporting the care of older adults

Following the success of last year’s edition, the Geriatronics Summit 2023 successfully brought together researchers from AI and Robotics with care providers, the general public, stakeholders in the field of care for older adults, and people with lived experience of disability at the beautiful Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the district with the largest elderly population in the Free State of Bavaria, Germany. With a fantastic line-up of 16 speakers coming from the east and west coast of the US, UK, and from several countries in the EU, and about 100 participants from all over the world, the summit was the perfect venue for an enlightening and stimulating conversation and exchange of ideas about the state-of-the-art and the future directions of robotics and AI technology for supporting the care of older adults.

More than 100 visitors during the Doors Open Day

LongLeif GaPa gGmbH and the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) opened the doors of the Geriatronics Research Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the public on Saturday 08. October from 10:00 to 16:00. We had more than 100 visitors in six tours during the day. Among them were Garmisch-Partenkirchen Mayoress Elisabeth Koch and MdL Harald Kühn as well as members of the press. This great success is the result of teamwork within the Geriatronics team and with LongLeif and Friends of Geriatronics. We gathered for you some of the best moments in the gallery below.

Geriatronics Symposium

The Geriatronics-Summit aims to bring to light the current and envisioned robotic solutions in the context of Geriatronics1 and to raise awareness among policy-makers with respect to corresponding technology. The event aims at addressing the following questions:

  • How to address through Geriatronics the increasing shortage and geographic disparities of care providers and the overburdened health care?  
  • How robotics and AI can enhance independence, mobility, self-determination, and health for the elderly for as long as possible?
  • What are the rules of autonomy? How to address moral, ethical and cultural, and/or personal challenges and dilemmas for Geriatronics?

MobIPaR won euRobotics Tech Transfer award 2021

The “Modeling and Rehabilitation Robotics” research team developed a safe and minimalistic control and learning (AI) algorithm, which automatically finds and provides the optimal balance between rigid support and “soft” guidance for any given patient during therapy. This assist-as-needed (AAN) control strategy is being commercialized in collaboration with the high-tech startup Reactive Robotics and Schön Klinik Bad Aibling, as part of a robotic assistive device called VEMO, used for the early rehabilitation of ICU patients.

Open House

The big plus in quality of life, independence and security in old age – that’s what it’s all about when LongLeif GaPa gGmbH and the Geriatronics Research Center give an insight into their fields of work at the open day on Sa., 10.10.2020 from 10:30 to 17:30.