Tag Archives: Stanford Center on Longevity

Life on MaRS & The Intersection of Innovation & Aging.

For those of you who ever wondered if there is life on other planets, well you don’t have to wonder or wander that far to find that there really is kind of an innovation on life on Mars…on earth  – in the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto that is. Simply walking about the interior architectural

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Understanding Intergenerational Design

Gaining enthusiasm ahead of the announcement any day now, of the finalists in the 6th annual Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 18/19, this is a preliminary look at what the theme for this year is all about. Firstly the title – Contributing at Every Age: Designing for Intergenerational Impact.   Thinking of this, we should take

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AGE-WELL & a Canadian Design Challenge.

Since March 2015, here in Canada, we have had our very own technology and aging network AGE-WELL and they have steadily grown their reputation as a dynamic research and innovation centre dedicated to improving the lives of older adults. Following AGE-WELL on a regular basis, now with their announcement last week of their National Impact

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Stanford Longevity Design – 2017/18 Winners

“Promoting Lifelong Healthy Habits Through Design” That was the theme for this 5th year of the Design Challenge at the Stanford Center on Longevity – and at the April 17th pitch day for the eight finalists, the first place winner was Ride Rite – a computer-integrated bicycle handlebar designed for older adults who have started

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Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 17/18 – The Finalists.

“Promoting Lifelong Healthy Habits Through Design” How do you know you are getting enough vitamins to prove your healthy eating habits are working? What amount of physical activity are you getting in your day? How would you like to change your sense of social isolation while bridging connectivity across generations? These are some of the

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Celebrating the Age of Aging & Design

One of the key elements that laced through the aging in place presentations last month at the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) conference in Toronto was the importance of design – home design features, the broader range of age inclusive community design and, not to forget product design. The significance of design is emphasised again

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