Last week, Klewel was in Toronto, Canada to record a medical course on oropharyngeal dysphagia in view of on demand webcasting. In other words, this conference was about helping elderly people with difficulties to eat.
According to their article, the world’s population is projected to rise from 7 billion this year to over 9 billion in 2050. But low fertility combined with the fact that people are living longer means that 1.25 billion elderly (ages 60+) and 1 billion working-age adults will be added to the global population by 2050, while the number of people younger than 25 will hold steady at 3 billion.
What is oropharyngeal dysphagia? According to wikipedia Oropharyngeal dysphagia arises from abnormalities of muscles, nerves or structures of the oral cavity, pharynx, and upper esophageal sphincter. Swallowing problems are a common complaint among older individuals. Some signs and symptoms of swallowing difficulties include difficulty controlling food in the mouth, inability to control food or saliva in the mouth.
Our Triskel webcasting platform was used to record this event in Toronto last week:
Klewel proposes a comprehensive webcasting solution, complete with an audiovisual recording station linked to a web platform that makes it possible to auto- matically reference, edit and publish content (audio, video, slide shows) in total simplicity. In addition, the content of each presented slide is also indexed.
Each event is accessible anytime, anywhere (at home, at the office or elsewhere) and can be viewed on all types of media: computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.
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