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The 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan Held

A total of 778 people from nine countries participated and VSee (U.S.) and Triple W Japan (Japan) won the Grand Prix

October 15, 2018

Japan held the 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan bringing together experts from around the world, representatives of large companies and startups, investors, public officials and others to hold discussions on future directions of global efforts for addressing the issues faced by a super-aged society. A total of 778 people from nine countries participated. The winners of the Grand Prix were VSee (U.S.) for the Quality Digital Health Section and Triple W Japan (Japan) for the Aging Section.

1. Award Winners in the 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan

■ Grand Prix: Quality Digital Health Section

Company name: VSee (U.S.)
Presenter: Dr. Milton Chen, Cofounder and CEO
Title: Reimagine Elderly Care via Rada, AI and Telehealth

■ Grand Prix: Aging Section

Company name: Triple W Japan (Japan)
Presenter: Mr. Atsushi Nakanishi, CEO
Title: DFree Predicts the Right Timing of the Toilet

■ LINK-J Award

Company name: Enlitic Inc. (U.S.)
Presenter: Mr. Felix Baldauf-Lenscehn, Director of Business Development
Title: Deep Learning Augmentation for Radiological Imaging

Company name: Sound Fun Corporation (Japan)
Presenter: Mr. Kazuki Kaneko, Manager, Product Marketing Dept.
Title: The Innovative Speaker of the Future in and Aging Society

Company name: VideoVisit Gloval Ltd. (Finland)
Presenter: Mr. Michael Haralson, COO
Title: VideoVisit - Remote Healthcare for Rehabilitation and Chronic Illnesses

■ Aging Japan Award

Company name: Sound Fun Corporation (Japan)
Presenter: Mr. Kazuki Kaneko, Manager, Product Marketing Dept.
Title: The Innovative Speaker of the Future in an Aging Society

■ Mizuho Award

Company name: mediVR, Inc. (Japan)
Presenter: Dr. Masahiko Hara, CEO
Title: Tailor-Made Dual-Task Rehabilitation Training Medical Devices for Body Trunk Balance Using Virtual Reality, Three-Dimensional Tracking, and Artificial Intelligence Technologies

2. Outline of the Event

Title: 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018; From 9:40 to 18:15 (The Networking Reception only among invited guests started at 18:45.)
Venues: Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall (2-2-1, Nihonbashi-muromachi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo)
Nihonbashi Life Science Hub (1-5-5, Nihonbashi-muromachi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo)
Organizer: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Co-organizers: Office of Healthcare Policy, Cabinet Secretariat, Japan; Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan; Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED)
Cooperation in Planning: Life Science Innovation Network Japan (LINK-J); Aging Japan

* See the URL above for the details of the program, participants, support organizations, and collaborative events, etc.

3. Photos of the Event

 
Photo Session by METI Minister Seko and Presenters

 
Speech by METI Minister Seko

 
Presentation by Annika Saarikko, Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services of Finland

 
Presentation by Dr. Milton Chen of VSee, winner of the Grand Prix for the Quality Digital Health

 
Presentation by Mr. Atsushi Nakanishi of Triple W Japan, winner of the Grand Prix for the Aging Section

 
Expression of support by support organizations

Division in Charge

Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group