on May 16th, 2014 I gave a talk at a private event of the Joint Israel.
they released a new plan for volunteering that involves elderly together with youth doing good deed for the community together.
i talked about how technology could bridge the gap between the generations.
outlines of the lecture:
- game and play can change routine behavior relatively quickly
- similarities between challenges of elderly and challenges of teens
- technologies i showed:
- motion tracking: dancing and physiotherapy
- GPS: family tracker and SOS
- Health monitor: digestible pill, word lens (augmented reality)
- Robotics: help around the house, life companion
- Smart homes: carpet senses when something is wrong
- multi-generation project: kids and elderly make a presentation about how life were 60 years ago.
- elderly as marathon mentors for runners
- safer driving: google's self driving car, mobileye saving from crash
- communication: google glass, pebble watch, innovega contact lens
- emotion tracking: intel, microsoft,
- power of crowd: crowd sourcing, play with others, big data
above all, it was one of the happiest lectures i ever gave. i felt a significant amount of positive energy and vibe in the air.
- some voices were saying those are good ideas
- some didnt understand a lot of what i said. when i explained more, they said it wont work for them
- some said they have other solutions already
i answered i am very happy they have found their way and developed confidence to face the difficulties the technology offers. i do my best to help others feel the same way.
Oz, S. (2014). Technology as a bridge between generations- is that even possible? Jerusalem: Joint Israel