SmartPeep AI Elderly-Sitter System

By combining existing surveillance technology with AI, SmartPeep offers “care-oriented optical sensors” that provide proactive alerts, drawing the caregivers’ attention to anomalies that occur in a resident’s room or a common area of the facility.

Pioneering an Integrated Rehabilitation System and Human Resource Development to Improve Rehabilitation Services in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam

The world population is ageing at an unprecedentedly rapid pace and Southeast Asia is no exception. As populations age, the demand for long-term care rises, as older people more often suffer from chronic conditions that carry a higher risk of brain injury, which is one of the main reasons why people need long-term care including rehabilitation. This study assesses if Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam are ready for the increasing demand for rehabilitation.

The Housing Complex as One Big Family

Grundtvig has created a small, multi-functional care facility within an existing housing complex in Japan, allowing residents to age in place and encouraging cross-generational exchanges and community revitalization.

Bright Eyes for Older People Program

Vietnam’s aging population faces vision loss, impacting their independence. The Vietnam Association of the Elderly launched “Bright Eyes for Older People” in 2012, providing free vision care to millions. This data-driven campaign, backed by partnerships, raised over $22.3 million.

AHWIN Papers No. 1: Responding to the Needs of Older Persons During a Pandemic

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the older populations in many countries. The inaugural edition of a new policy brief series, the AHWIN Papers, draws on a panel discussion at a May 2020 webinar to explore what policy lessons can be learned from the experiences of the United States, Japan, and Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic to better protect older persons.