Sensing Old Age: Travelling technologies and the configurations of ageing in Denmark and Korea

The challenge of aging societies has become an international matter of concern. In this context, assistive and other digital technologies are being promoted as part of a global solution that may not only empower the elderly, but also help cut the expenses involved in the increasing need for caretakers and caretaking.

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The project ‘Sensing Old Age’ will examine the embedded assumptions, imagined potentials and concrete practices related to the use of technologies that target an ageing population.

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Denmark and Korea, our research will explore how assistive living technologies are developed, introduced and used in encounters between the elderly, health professionals and tech industry in these two different contexts. Furthermore, the project examines how such technologies travel and come to mediate the sensory body and care relationships across cultural and institutional contexts, as well as how they configure age, aging and the elderly in the process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Researchers

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Kristina Grünenberg Associate Professor   E-mail
Line Hillersdal Assistant Professor +4530298221 E-mail

Funded by:

Nordea Foundation

The project has recieved funding from Nordea Fonden.

Project: Sensing Old Age: Travelling technologies and the configurations of ageing in Denmark and Korea
Period:  2019-2024

Contact

Line Hillersdal 
Department of Anthropology
Mail: line.hillersdal@anthro.ku.dk
Phone: +45 30 29 82 21