The Future of Aging: Transatlantic Perspectives on Digital Health Tech

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How can the United States and Germany collaborate more to foster digital health innovations, particularly for aging populations?

Elderly-focused technology is a burgeoning field that can both improve the quality of life for senior citizens and reduce costs for healthcare systems worldwide. However, older adults continue to face barriers to the use of digital technologies that could limit their engagement with digital health programs.

We aim to bring academic, industry, and philanthropic stakeholders together to foster conversations on how to foster collaboration between the United States and Germany in the areas of aging and digital health tech.

Increasingly, digital health technologies are being developed with the aim of allowing older adults to maintain functional independence as they age.  These digital health technologies for aging are expected to mitigate the socio-economic effects of population aging and improve the quality of life of older people, such as improving cognitive function and mobility. Moreover, these technologies have been proposed to support hospital-to-home transition for older adults and the treatment of chronic disease. In particular, the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated physical distancing guidelines have propelled a shift toward digital health technologies and this shift is expected to continue.

Some questions we seek to address during this event are:

  • How can digital health innovations improve the quality of life for the elderly?
  • What innovations are needed to potentially reduce the cost of healthcare for the elderly?
  • What does the innovation landscape look like in regards to digital health technologies?
  • What could a human centered research transfer approach look like?
  • How could we build a knowledge and solution transfer bridge between California and Berlin / Germany?

The event is organized by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) San Francisco in cooperation with Digital Urban Center for Aging & Health (DUCAH).


  • 3:00: Registration & Networking
  • 3:30: Presentations
    • Welcoming Remarks
    • Panel & Moderation
    • Q&A
  • 4:30: Networking Reception and Optional Tour through CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Informationen zur Veranstaltung

31. Mai 2023, 15:00 bis 17:30 Uhr

Banatao Auditorium 2594 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94720
Veranstalter: CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, DWIH San Francisco, DUCAH