Rising life expectancy and ageing populations are a major challenge for our societies. A key issue is care for elderly people who are experiencing a loss of autonomy. While the contribution of technology in this field (especially robotics, artificial intelligence, and information and communication technology) is recognised as a solution, this contribution is also defined by certain limitations, now partly revealed by the COVID-19 crisis. Our hypothesis is that this is a structural problem related to the partial disconnect between social needs and technological solutions, itself tied to the dominant paradigm of innovation. Our project’s objective is to develop an alternative concept called care-driven innovation. Thanks to a multidisciplinary French- Japanese collaboration, we will thus analyse the policies and practices that put well-being at the centre of innovation.
• 20 May 2022
• 9 am to 11 am (French Time) / 4pm to 6pm (Japan Time)
Jean-Marie Robine, Inserm / EPHE / Ined
Yasuyuki Gondo, Osaka University