17th Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Ageing Communities (DIHAC) Study Cross-cultural Exchange Meeting on 28th June 2023


17th Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Ageing Communities (DIHAC) Study Cross-cultural Exchange Meeting

Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Ageing Communities (DIHAC) is a cross-cultural study primarily based on Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand, and expanding to several countries through collaboration and network.

Nowadays integration of technology in healthcare has brought about significant improvements in caring older population, as well as reducing the workload of caregivers. The 17th DIHAC meeting will feature two distinguished presentations from Japan and the United Kingdom, respectively. Expert from Japan, Yamanaka Yuta, MSc, researcher at the social welfare corporation will present how advanced technology is enhancing safety, communication, monitoring and overall well-being in long-term care facilities in Japan. From an academic perspective, researcher from the United Kingdom, Ahmet Begde, MSc, Doctoral Researcher will present findings on whether older individuals are willing to utilize assistive technologies, what motivates them to use these technologies, and the barriers they face in accessing them.

Chairperson of the meeting is Professor Malcolm Field, PhD, Investigator and adviser, Professor, Kyorin University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Waseda University, Faculty of International Liberal Arts. 

Participants are multi-disciplinary researchers, global health researchers, epidemiologists, sociologists, medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, NGOs, NPOs, and PhD students from Japan, ROK, Singapore, Thailand, Kenya, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, South Africa, Ukraine, the Netherlands, U.S.A and the UK.

It is great pleasure to announce the upcoming 17th DIHAC meeting which will deliver interesting cross-cultural experiences. We want to share this learning opportunity with our friends, colleagues, experts, scholars and researchers around the world. Join us for an informative and engaging discussion on the intersection of digital technologies and aging populations. 


28th June 2023

18:30 to 19:45 JST (Tokyo, Seoul time) 

in Zoom, by invitation

Meeting Access to register

(Please register by 27th June 2023 if you are interested! limited seats)

Socializing (5 minutes) PI Associate Professor Myo Nyein Aung, Juntendo University, Department of Global Health Research, DIHAC study team and international participants

Professor Malcolm Field, PhD, Professor, Kyorin University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Waseda University, Faculty of International Liberal Arts

Opening Speech of the Chairperson

(5-10 min)

Presentation 1: Japan

Speaker: Yamanaka Yuta, MSc, Zenkoukai Social Welfare Corporation

Title –Nursing Care Operation with Advanced Digital Technology  

(20 minutes) 

Presentation 2: United Kingdom

Speaker: Ahmet Begde, MSc, Doctoral Researcher, National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM), School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University

Title- Exploring factors influencing willingness of older adults to use assistive technologies: evidence from the cognitive function and ageing study II

(20 minutes)

Discussion and conclusion (15 minutes)

Chairperson: Professor Malcolm Field, PhD