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Gerontechnology: designing technology and environment for independent living and social participation of older persons in good health, comfort and safety.

ISG encourages and promotes technological innovations in products and services that address older peoples' ambitions and needs on the basis of scientific knowledge about ageing processes including cultural and individual differences

ISG works toward the realization of a society fully served by technology that is as accessible to ageing people as it is to people in younger generationsp>

Innovative technology that serves an enabling role for ageing people by:

  • Maintaining their independence and equality including considerations of residence, mobility, safety, security, communication, activities, and quality of life
  • Supporting their well-being and health as defined by the WHO
  • Realising their individual and collective/social ambitions and needs
  • Keeping them embedded in their changing socio-cultural environment
  • Enhancing their dignity
  • Supporting their caregivers



  • Advancing world-wide communication between scientific, technological, and social disciplines relevant to human ageing in a sustainable society, through a variety of means including international and regional conferences, an international peer-reviewed journal, and an Internet forum
  • Establishing and improving university and professional education in gerontechnology by textbook and Internet-based educational material, curricula, courses, and master classes
  • Supporting the introduction of gerontechnology into a wide range of disciplines and professions that impact on the well-being and quality of life of ageing people
  • Advancing learning opportunities for ageing people to use new technology
  • Applying insights from ageing processes to technological innovations
  • Encouraging technological innovations that meet ambitions and needs of ageing people



  • Gerontechnology journal (Delayed Open Access for all contributions (embargo of 12 months or 4 issues) and immediate Open Access on demand)
  • Biannual international conferences
  • ISG Master Classes for young scientists


ISG forms a standing committee of the IAGG
ISG is a Supporting Partner of the AAL Forum
AAL Forum

Gerontechnology (ISSN/EISSN 1569-1101 1569-111X) is the official journal of the International Society for Gerontechnology