Virtual Coaches for Smart Aging - EU-Japan hybrid conference



The two-day conference of the project  eVITA will take place online and at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tokyo, Japan. The event will be an opportunity to gather online and for two days, experts, professionals, academics, and others relevant stakeholders, in the field of virtual coach and disruptive technologies for AHA. The conference will be articulated around 4 axes:

  • Conversational AI for virtual coaching of community-dwelling older adults;
  • ICT support for Ageing in well and good health;
  • Policy perspectives to support ageing well in Europe and Japan;
  • Exploitation – silver economy and market for AHA virtual coaches.

High-level speakers from Japan and Europe will be presenting new concepts of prevention, care and smart living solutions to support human-based care and wellbeing in later life by means of smart technology for community-dwelling older adults in Europe and Japan. Results from the first experimentation in Living Labs as well as into the home of older adults will be presented by eVITA partners.

More information and agenda

Register here (until 8th July) 

AGE is a partner in e-VITA. You can read more on our involvement in the project here.



  • Session 1 - Knowledge-aware Conversational AI for Virtual Coaching of community-dwelling older adults - 14 July 2022 (9.00 – 11.00 CET / 16.00 – 18.00 JST)

The technical part of the e-VITA project focuses on key-technologies related to Conversational AI, knowledge graphs, and sensor technology, and on the implementation of the models so they can be used by various interface agents. Moreover, the integration of the technologies and devices for the e-VITA coach concerns standardization and ethical issues in order to address important issues of data sharing, infrastructure, and seamless operation of the modules. 

This section of the e-VITA seminar will explore the technologies in more detail and especially focus on their application to the e-VITA domain specific use cases and to relevant other AI applications. The talks will be given by renowned keynote speakers and the e-VITA project partners 

  • Session 2: ICT support for Aging well and good Health  - 14 July 2022 (11.10 – 13.00 CET / 18.10 – 20.00 JST)

In the area of health and soon also in the ageing sector, digitalization is starting. The goal will be personalized medicine and personalized care. Our project e-VITA is developing a virtual coach for people and laying a foundation for future personalized care. This fits very well with the concept of an AI-ready society, the Society 5.0. It is based on the collection of data from sensors in the physical world which is then analyzed by AI and which results in advice given back to the real world. This will help to optimize and personalize the medical care and enable a personalized advice or personalized care strategy for ageing.

  • Session 3 : Policy perspectives to support ageing well in Europe and Japan - 15 July 2022 (9.00 – 11.00 CET / 16.00 – 18.00 JST)

In a rapidly digitalizing society, equal opportunities to access and use digital technology are essential for social inclusion and participation. However, older people are often highly stereotyped regarding their abilities to use – and learn how to use – digital technology. The session will address the different barriers to the adoption of technology and come up with recommendations to address this burning issue.

  • Session 4: Exploitation – silver economy and market - 15 July 2022 (11.10 – 13.00 CET / 18.10 – 20.00 JST)

In order for e-VITA coach to become a familiar part of the daily lives of older adults in Japan and Europe in the near future, it is important to analyze the lifestyles and markets of the older potential consumers and explore how it can be delivered to them. In fact, it is said that businesses targeting the older adults are unlikely to succeed that they start with a mass of market, such as by dividing them into generations. So how exactly should you go with this ?

In this session, we will unravel the answers from the market and business perspectives.


Thursday, 14 July, 2022 (All day) to Friday, 15 July, 2022 (All day)
Tokyo, Japan + online
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