Published on 02 May 2021

Leveraging technology to help the elderly live at home

Lianhe Zaobao, page 8, 2 May

Prof Theng Yin Leng from NTU’s WKWSCI, and executive director of Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education, believes that the key to large-scale adoption of senior technology lies in three factors. First of all, there needs to be sufficient funds. She pointed out that R&D teams generally receive three-year research funding, but it is difficult for technology products or services to reach a mature level during this period. The second key factor is whether seniors are willing to accept or adopt new technologies. The last key factor is to have a complete ecosystem.