For the growing number of aging people, an important challenge lies in preserving active life expectancy that is, in preventing, attenuating or compensating the deleterious effects of aging in the whole neuro-musculo-behavioral system. Life habits we adopt and environment in which we live are critical in this respect. Indeed, functional capacities, needs and expectations evolve over age so that objects, services and environment must necessarily be adapted to older adults to optimize opportunities for health, wellbeing, quality of life, inclusion and participation, individually or collectively.
Focusing on these aspects, and in particular on physical and cognitive stimulations, Active Aging 2.0 network aims to stimulate the development of age-friendly objects, products, services and environment that may motivate and help people to adopt neuro-protective life habits or that allow them to live in personally adapted, comfortable, and secure daily living conditions.
To achieve this objective, Active Aging 2.0 capitalizes on the academic resources and the scientific expertise of the Faculties of Sport Sciences of the Universities of Aix-Marseille and Nice-Sophia in the domains of sport, movement physical activity and aging research. It also benefits from the partnerships with Age-Well (the Canadian technology and aging network), with the Filière FastSpor’In, with the Carnot Star Institute, with the TechnoSport, the SATT-Sud-est and Protisvalor Méditerranée. Last but not least, thanks to the involvement of a number of academic institutions, medical structures, research groups, research funding agencies and companies, Active Aging 2.0 has the starting impulse for future development. New members will join us and contribute to make Active Aging 2.0 a prominent agent in the ecosystem of research and innovation dedicated to aging and the prevention of its effects.
Prof. Jean-Jacques Temprado, Chairman of Active Aging 2.0