Tag Archives: aging

30 Years of Gerontechnology: Origins of an Innovation Journey

Contrary to what present-day quick screen-shot commentaries may suggest, great ideas don’t just pop up suddenly, fully packaged as catchy trends with futuristic fancy names. Great ideas emerge from the curiosity of a questioning observer, who identifies a genuine human problem that wants for solving, or serves an unmet need in the market. Sometimes the

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Aging & Longevity, Conference Round Up 2018.

For the 5th year now, it has become an annual January tradition to lead off with a short list of selected major conferences or symposiums around the world, under the macro theme of Aging and Longevity. As usual, I try to avoid featuring events that are overtly commercial in nature. I look for ones that

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Aging,Technology & Law: Interdisciplinary Collaborations

As with most innovative endeavours these days, where technologies are rapidly bringing changes in all spheres of research and product development, the aging and longevity field is no different – interdisciplinary collaborations are paramount to achieving any hope of success and eventual traction in finding practical and beneficial use in the market. Today, while ostensibly

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Technology & Optimal Aging on a Lonely Planet.

Here we are, a global aging population, pivoting on a speedy technology curve – kick starting, crowd funding, backing another hackathon or pitch event to promote technology innovations we hope will enhance or improve our experience with the promise of longevity. Over at least the last five or so years, it has become quite alluring,

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Summer Shorts 28: On Anthropology & Aging – Study On!

Some full conference packages beg for a parsing out, worthy of looking at the separate threads that shape the bigger story. And that appears to me at least, to be the case with the recent event in Oxford, England – the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology & the Life Course (AAGE)

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