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e-Open House (February 2021)

Technology Innovations for Seniors


Date: 27 February 2021 (Saturday)

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Venue: Zoom (Details will be emailed to you)

* Online registration has closed.  Please email us at should you wish to attend the talk.  Thank you!

The use of technology is expanding its potential in the Silver industry. Geron-technology can facilitate seniors to become more independent and improve their wellbeing and quality of life. This talk will provide insights into the SUSS module “Technology in Ageing Society” with focus on scientific research and advances in technology that can enhance the physical and mental health, social participation and safety of seniors. In this module, students will have opportunities to engage in group projects that innovatively address challenges that are faced by seniors by either designing a product or a service. With an extended life-span, technology can be tapped to prevent age-related diseases and related losses through exercise, therapeutic intervention and affordable treatment. Students joining the SUSS Gerontology programme will be guided to seek solutions to improve the quality of life of seniors by combining knowledge of the ageing process woven with technological expertise. To find out more about the Gerontology programme, please click on this link.



Dr Kelvin TanDr Kelvin Tan (PhD)

Dr Kelvin Tan (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer for the Gerontology Programme and a Domain Expert mentor of Venture Builder at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). He has extensive experience in technology and open innovations programmes with corporates and startups. Before SUSS, he was Director at the NUS Enterprise and Smart Systems Institute. In the field of corporate innovations and transformation, he has initiated programmes with Singapore Airlines, Bayer, Loreal, Mercedes and Kuok Group. On the alliances front, he has co-launched new initiatives with Tencent, SCS (NYK), Huawei, Shell and Ikea.

In 2015, Dr Tan established the Modern Aging Spore Accelerator programme with Access Health International which was funded by Ministry of Health. It is a community accelerator and education platform with an aim to inspire new innovative startups for better seniors’ wellbeing and quality of life. The programme has since expanded to China and Japan.

Dr Tan has jointly published articles in social robots for seniors and an Asia Pac countries report on “Healthy Hearts, Healthy Ageing” with Bayer. Among his experiences, he has founded his own startup in interactive multimedia solutions and held management positions in HP, AT&T, M1, ServTouch-WyWy and Telecoms Authority of Spore.  Currently, he holds advisory roles in Japan East JR (One&Co), People’s Association Chingay, Ageing Asia and Modern Ageing.

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