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IAGG 2017 World Conference

  • Dates:
    Jul 23
     - 
    Jul 27, 2017
  • Location: San Francisco, CA, U.S.

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. We’re applying our expertise to finding new solutions for aging programs and policy, quality measurements, and medical devices.

Battelle researchers will join more than 6,000 professionals in geriatrics and gerontology at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress. This year’s theme, “Global Aging and Health: Bridging Science, Policy, and Practice,” will bring together specialists in medicine, nursing, social science, psychology, finance, public policy and other disciplines who are working together to improve the quality of life for aging adults.

Join our team at Booth 618 to learn more about Battelle’s initiatives in aging and accessibility, including: 

  • Continued research to advance understanding of the aging process, increase the effectiveness and quality of elder-focused institutions, and improve quality of life for older adults

  • Development of assessment tools and quality measures to improve healthcare for geriatric patients

  • Applying Human Centric Design (HCD) principles to make medical devices more usable for seniors with strength, dexterity or mobility challenges

And while you are at our booth, find out how it feels to be an aging adult. Participate in an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience used by Battelle’s Human Centric Design (HCD) team. HCD is an approach to product development that puts the needs, desires and abilities of the user at the center of the process. Through VR, our designers and engineers are able to step into the persona of an older adult, experience common visual and hearing limitations, and design medical devices for an aging population.

Don’t miss this session presented by Battelle researchers:  

Does Social Engagement Mitigate Declines in Cognitive Functioning Over Time?
Date: July 26, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Presenters: Jennifer Brustrom, Ta Liu, April Greek and Gavin Hougham
Session Type: poster

For more information or to schedule an appointment at the conference, contact Gavin Hougham