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AMQoL 2012 : Aging, Mobility and Quality of Life

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Link: http://www.agingmobilityconference.com/
 
When Jun 24, 2012 - Jun 26, 2012
Where University of Michigan, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 13, 2012
Categories    mobility   gerontology   transport   policy
 

Call For Papers

The Aging, Mobility and Quality of Life (AMQoL) 2012 conference will focus on the particular requirements of elderly people for transport/mobility that gives them access to the various activities and services that maintain their health and well-being and enhance their quality of life.

The conference will bring together experts from the following fields:

- Gerontologists/geriatricians
- Transport researchers, operators and regulators
- Psychologists/behavioural researchers
- Urban planning researchers and policymakers
- Safety researchers
- Mech/Elec engineers from industry and academia (vehicle design; assistive technologies)
- Tourism/leisure researchers/industry
- Occupational therapists
- Medical professionals

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Streams will address the following topic areas:

Mobility-related characteristics and activities of elderly people:

- Spacial cognition and wayfinding
- Social participation
- Travel behavior
- Exercise and health
- Tourism and leisure
- Personal security
- Transport safety
- Aging in developing and newly industrialising countries

Technological and policy responses:

- Building design
- Urban planning and environmental design
- Roadway design
- Vehicle design
- ICT, assistive technologies, gerontechnology
- Transport policy
- Community transport

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