Tag Archives: AGE-WELL

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,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 and Aging in Place: Insights,Take 2

Ben was worried. It was 1967. As The Graduate, he was worried about his future. Mr. McGuire had the answer, “Just one word…. Are you listening? … Plastics…. There’s a great future in plastics.” Nearly fifty years later, listening to the presentation by Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director at AGE-WELL about Disrupting the Current Technology &

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Technology and Aging in Place: Insights,Take 1

As you think about the current cohort of older people, maybe your parents, grandparents or friends much older than you are, who are living in their own home with health and/or mobility issues – aging in place as it were, how often do you think about how technology plays a part in making this reality

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Optimal Aging in Place: What Million$ can do.

“If I had a million dollars… I’d buy you a house… If I had a million dollars… I’d buy you furniture for your house… If I had a million dollars… I’d build a tree fort in your yard…” Ed Robertson, Steven Page What would the adapted lyrics be to “If I Had a $1,000,000” by

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Aging in Place. More than tooling around with Apps.

Like most themes around the future of living in a longevity society, aging in place has multiple dimensions; but when I talk about it generally over coffee talk, many people at first hearing the phrase, most often react as if it simply means accommodating the home environment by installing chair lifts, walk-in bathtubs and grab

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