Coming to ageing society, demand on QoL of the elderly is increasing and varying. Baby boom generation, about 16.4% out of total population in Korea in 2007, will play a role as core customers as well as main social members in close future. Nevertheless, economic, cultural, and institutional infrastructures to satisfy new and dynamic demands are established in our society. This research figures out political ways to improve QoL of the elderly through exploration of S&T application and the problems.
Theoretical approach of this research is divided into two-fold directions: ① one is to resolve imbalance between supply and demand of gerontechnology; and ② the other is define to role of S&T policy for the elderly' QoL. We deal with a series of supply chain including R&D, production, and distribution/service of gerontechnology. We attempt literature review, national R&D analysis, expert workshop, and case study about linkages between subordinate concepts of the supply chain.
Resulting from status analysis, Korean supply chain of gerontechnology has some weak points in each interaction between R&D and demand, between R&D and industry, between industry and demand, and between production and service / between service and R&D: ① R&D-demand: there is a bottleneck in interface between technologies and the elderly; ② R&D-industry: R&D of companies is not systematic and production reliesmainly upon import of components; ③ industry-demand: it is hard to get information on trend of demand, industry, and technology; and ④ production-service/service-R&D: information on demand are not delivered actively into production and R&D.
In this research, political suggestion to improve the elderly' QoL focuses upon demand feedback into R&D, production, and distribution/service, dividing into four approaches: ① enforcing ability to grasp demand; ② expanding research capacity for the elderly; ③ fostering senior industry; and ④ educating experts.
- 고령자의 삶의 질 증대를 위한 과학기술 활용방안(Linkage between supply and demand of gerontechnology)
- Cho, Hwang-Hee조황희; 서지영; 이윤준; 강희종; 한웅규
고령자의 삶의 질 증대를 위한 과학기술 활용방안(Linkage between supply and demand of gerontechnology)
[서울, 한국] : 과학기술정책연구원
|Series Title; No||정책연구 / 07-20|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Industry and Technology < Science/Technology
Social Development < Population
Social Development < Social Welfare