Lingnan hosts Gerontechnology Conference and marks opening of LU Jockey Club Gerontech-X Lab
LU organised a two-day Gerontechnology Conference⸺Partnership Strategies for a Collaborative Society forum with distinguished speakers and guests discussing key issues and the development of smart ageing and elderly care service on 15 and 16 April 2021.
As well as lectures and discussions, the conference showcased a wide range of gerontechnology products designed by students from five primary and secondary schools, and the official opening ceremony of the LU Jockey Club Gerontech-X Lab took place. This 2,000-square-foot laboratory is on the LU campus and displays the latest gerontechnology products, raises public awareness and shows how the products can benefit the elderly and their carers.
Officiating at the ceremony were Dr Lam Ching-choi, Chairman of the Elderly Commission, and Mr Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, accompanied by Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of LU, and Prof Joshua Mok Ka Ho, Vice-President of LU.
“We aim to take the lead in encouraging gerontechnology and innovation as well as promoting ageing in place in Hong Kong,” Prof Cheng said in his opening remarks.
Mr Cheung noted that support for gerontechnology development and collaborative partnership is part of the Club’s strategy in promoting an age-friendly Hong Kong, and explained “The support for various technology and innovation initiatives was only made possible through the Jockey Club’s unique integrated business model. It is through this model that the Club is able to offer tax subsidies and support for projects which contribute to the betterment of our society.”
For more information on the LU Jockey Club Gerontechnology and Smart Ageing Project, click here.