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Age(ing) – today and in the future

The FHS St.Gallen university of applied sciences is bundling its expertise in the area of old age and playing a leading role in the creation of a national innovation network. In this blog, you can read about interesting projects in the field of application-oriented research and development, as well as the services provided by the institutes and competence centres, particularly the Interdisciplinary Competence Centre for Ageing.


Robots must also be «kawaii»

During her first week in Japan, Sabina Misoch visited Robo Universe Exhibition, which is part of the CEATEC Fair in Tokyo. Her goal: to find out about new robot systems and connect with potential industrial partners for the Living Lab project in Switzerland. The gerontologist had to overcome unexpectedly high language barriers and came across some rather strange (new) robots – such as a cat without a head.

33 years ahead in Japan

Sabina Misoch, Head of the Interdisciplinary Competence Centre for Ageing at the FHS St.Gallen, is travelling to Japan at the end of September for a five-week research trip. The gerontologist and project manager of the national innovation network “Age(ing) in Society” will discuss (new) technological solutions with scientists and practitioners, as well as connecting with potential research partners. In an interview, she reveals which highlights are on the agenda, what she has the most respect for, and how she is preparing for Japanese culture.