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Technology & Ageing SIG Meeting

Wednesday 4th July 11.30-12.30

The use of technology and digital devices are pivotal in the lives of many in contemporary society. Technologies can and do have an impact on society from reducing social isolation to monitoring one’s health.

With this in mind, there has been a decision to have a Technology & Ageing Special Interest Group (SIG) under the British Society of Gerontology umbrella, and since the autumn of 2017 there have been steps to create this SIG.

We are pleased to announce that the first SIG meeting will take place on Wednesday 4th July at 11.30-12.30 (address details below).

This meeting is open to everyone (regardless of academic position) who is interested this field. There are several existing BSG members who undertake research across this field including (but not limited to): telehealth, eHealth, privacy, digital gaming, m(Health)Apps, gamification, policy, and ICTs.  You do not need to be a member of the British Society of Gerontology to join the SIG and so we welcome anyone with an interest in the area.

A full agenda will be provided on the morning, but we aim to use this meeting as a means of meeting other researchers interested in this field and to discuss how the SIG should be taken forward.

We are growing slowly in numbers and more information about our members can be found on our web page:

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Meeting details:

Date: Wednesday 4th July

Time: 11.30- 12.30

Place: GM325 – 3rd floor seminar room

Manchester Metropolitan University
Geoffrey Manton Building
4 Rosamond Street West
Off Oxford Road
Manchester M15 6LL