GeronTech 

 

 

מאפייןערך
Full NameGeronTech – The Israeli Center for Assistive Technology and Aging 
Website addressClick Here
telephone02-6557504 
fax02-5662716 
addressJDC Hill P.O.B. 3489 Jerusalem 91034 Israel 

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GeronTech was founded in 1998 in order to bridge the existing gap between the functional needs of the disabled and the elderly and the products and technical solutions responding to these needs. Additionally, GeronTech works to increase public awareness in general, and specifically the awareness of product developers and producers regarding the functional limitations from which many disabled people suffer when they use technologies, services and consumer products currently on the market.

Modes of Operation
GeronTech serves as a catalyst for the involvement of local industry in the assistive device market and the universal design of existing products and technologies with support and aid for research and development in the initial product development stages, when the level of certainty regarding their success is low. GeronTech also promotes public awareness regarding the extent of the disparity and unsatisfied needs of assistive devices. GeronTech’s activities are performed through one of four major channels:
1. Public education and activity in the framework of relevant training.
2. Distribution of information on assistive devices and technology.
3. Pre-competitive research and development of assistive technology products and systems.
4. Initiation of development in the commercial sector of assistive devices for the elderly and the disabled.

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