Tag Archives: aging population

Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 16/17 – The Finalists.

Innovating Aging in Place. The theme for the 4th  annual Design Challenge at the Stanford Center on Longevity; and the nine finalists were announced last week. This contest is but one of several intersections where technology innovations address the needs of well-being for people “across the life span”. I’ve been following this particular event since

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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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Help the inter-generational narrative on longevity.

Last week I was researching for a number of presentations, meetings and blog posts, contemplating the big picture of the social transformation we are experiencing, concerning aging demographics in a longevity society, within the context of other global economic and political issues. If we are going to get somewhere by improving social conditions for people

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In Praise of Hackathons in a Longevity Market.

What do you get when you stir technology, research and innovation with a splash of financial incentive, slices of real-time networking and collaboration, and a shot at recognition – all to the purpose of advancing a healthier, active and resilient aging population? Optimism. Two events that caught my eye recently, exemplify this very cocktail endeavour.

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