"Technopolis for All Ages" at Daejeon Global Innovation Forum

posted Sep 19, 2017, 8:37 PM by Moon Choi

A special session on "Technopolis for All Ages" was organized by Prof. Choi at the Global Innovation Forum with the partnership of Daejeon Metropolitan City--leading the World Technopolis Association, and UNESCO on Wednesday, September 13.  To see the details, visit at GIF Program.

A livable city for all ages considering the human lifecycle is the main theme of the Thematic Special Session A. At the Session, we are going to share cases and discuss on strategies of the urban planning and health and welfare services in consideration of the features of Technopolises. The session is going to provide introduction to the cases and discussion on the model of Global Network of Age-friendly Cities initiated by the World Health Organization(WHO), the living lab project “Walk-friendly City Seoul”, and social innovation in Silicon Valley.









International Seminar on Gender Tech from the Life Course Perspective

posted Aug 29, 2017, 7:03 AM by Moon Choi   [ updated Aug 29, 2017, 7:09 AM ]

We had an international seminar with the theme of "Gender Tech from the Life Course Perspective" with the partnership of the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) at KAIST on August 10th, 2017.   Dr. Araba Sey, UNU-CS Principal Research Fellow visited KAIST STP  from 8/7-11 and continued to carry out the collaborative research project with AT Policy Lab.  Her visit and our seminar were featured on the website of UNU-CS




Presentation at IAGG 2017, San Francisco, CA

posted Jul 28, 2017, 2:17 PM by Moon Choi   [ updated Jul 28, 2017, 2:19 PM ]

Jung-Min gave her first presentation at an international peer-reviewed conference with Prof. Choi!  Congratulations, Jung-Min!   

A poster entitled, "WHO Age Friendly Cities and Communities: The Korean experience" was presented at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) in San Francisco, CA on July 24th, 2017.  IAGG is the largest conference on aging in the world and held every four years.  This year approximately 6,000 gerontologists got together in San Francisco. 




"Four Generations of Gerontologists at IAGG!"
Clockwise: Dr. Connie Corley (Katy's mentor), Ms. Jung-Min Woo, Dr. Kathryn Betts Adams (Amy and Moon's mentor), Dr. Amy Roberts, & Dr. Moon Choi (Jung-Min's mentor)

Visit to the UN University Computing & Society

posted Jul 13, 2017, 6:36 PM by Moon Choi   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 10:55 PM ]

Three members of AT Policy Lab visited the UNU-CS and had a lively seminar and research meetings for two weeks. This visit was featured on the website of UNU-CS:  http://cs.unu.edu/news/kaists-cooperation-seminar/

We will carry forward a collaborative research project on "Gender Tech from the Life Course Perspective" with the UNU-CS. 


Presentation at Tsinghua University in Beijing

posted Jul 8, 2017, 8:41 PM by Moon Choi   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 10:55 PM ]

Jung-Min gave a presentation entitled, "WHO Age Friendly Cities and Communities: The Korean Experience" with Prof. Choi at China-Korea S&T Policy Workshop jointly organized by KAIST STP and Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) in Beijing on June 23, 2017. 



Featured in the tbs news!

posted Jun 15, 2017, 11:46 PM by Moon Choi   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 10:55 PM ]

Sungjae is currently doing a community-based participatory research, living with older couples in Seoul, as a part of our research project funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea for the spring semester of 2017.   He gave a presentation about his experience at the Seoul 50 Plus Foundation on June 14th, and it was featured in the tbs news:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUumdjpXyDM


Developing an indoor wheelchair for older adults living in nursing facilities

posted Jun 9, 2017, 6:47 PM by Moon Choi   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 10:54 PM ]

Our team--consisting of five undergraduate students majoring in mechanical engineering, YBSOFT (a company specialized in fall prevention wheelchairs), Tae Kyung (TA), and Prof. Choi--has successfully completed a project to develop an indoor wheelchair for older adults living in nursing facilities.  This project was a part of Multidisciplinary Capstone Design for the spring semester of 2017.  

Joining the editorial board of the Journal of Transport & Health

posted Jun 9, 2017, 6:46 PM by Moon Choi

Prof. Choi has joined the editorial board of the Journal of Transport & Health (SSCI) as the first Asian scholar. 

The Journal of Transport & Health (JTH) is devoted to research on the many interactions between transport and health, including the impacts on public health and inequalities of active modes of transport as well as community severance; and factors affecting transport choices such as urban forms, age, disability and socio-economic inequalities.
 
https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-transport-and-health/editorial-board

 Cover image Journal of Transport & Health

A film review entitled, "Old Partner" released from The Gerontologist

posted Jun 9, 2017, 6:46 PM by Moon Choi   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 10:54 PM ]

Jung-Min and Prof. Choi have published a review of Korean documentary film about aging, "Old Partner" (original  title - Wonangsori) from The Gerontologist.
 
The film is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/OFP0mX2u43k

Image result for Wonangsori

Talk at the United Nations University

posted Jun 9, 2017, 6:45 PM by Moon Choi   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 10:53 PM ]

Prof. Choi gave a talk entitled, "Sustainable Development Goals in an Aging World" at the United Nations University Computing & Society.  Please visit the website of UNU-CS for more details:  http://cs.unu.edu/news/kaist-visit/

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