Innovating for sport, physical activity and cognitive stimulation in older adults

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What is Active Aging 2.0?

Promoting participation, health, wellbeing and quality of life of aging people is a a crucial issue for industrialized societies facing the longevity revolution.
Active Aging 2.0 is specifically dedicated to research and innovation for sport, physical activity and cognitive stimulation in healthy seniors. It gathers researchers, companies, start-up, medical structures and end-users into a specific ecosystem.
Active Aging 2.0 is a joint initiative of the Institute of Movement Sciences and the Faculty of Sport Sciences in Marseille. Supported by Carnot STAR institute, FastSpor’In and DUHNE, it includes core partners and adherent members. It brings together local, regional, national and international partners to form dynamic and agile networks.

Goal and impact

Active Aging 2.0 connects researchers and entrepreneurs to stimulate innovation for sport, physical activity, cognitive stimulation and smart environments. By focusing on Active Healthy Aging (AHA), it covers a different and wider spectrum than that of classic gerontechnologies.
Active Aging 2.0 aims to become a new player of the silver innovation ecosystem  by attracting companies that want to diversify their activities and mainstreaming aging in the design of products and services they develop.
Thanks to the different services offered to entrepreneurs, Active Aging 2.0 gives them the opportunity to rely on research knowledge, methods and equipment for conceiving, testing and validating their products or services. It also supports research groups interested in collaborative projects that may have both theoretical value and strong applications in the field of innovation and technology.

A quick tour of Active Aging 2.0

Why

Active Aging 2.0-Marseille

For the growing number of older adults, active life expectancy is a critical challenge. According to the World Health Organization, Active Aging is the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation, quality of live and wellbeing thourough the life course. Active Aging can be supported by the use of innovative technologies, the adoption of neuro-protective habits or the adaptation of living environment. However, there is a need for specialized structures to bring together different actors and propose adapted services. Active Aging 2.0 aims to connect researchers and entrepreneurs to stimulate the development of age-friendly objects, products, services and environments that may help older people remaining active and aging gracefully.

Who

Active Aging 2.0 is a joint initiative of the Institute of Movement Science and the Faculty of Sport Sciences of Aix-Marseille University. It associates core local, regional and international partners, namely: Filière FastSpor’In, Institut Carnot STAR3, Age-Well Canadian Network, SATT-SE, Protisvalor, and the Faculty of Sport Sciences of Nice. Active Aging 2.0 also includes adherent members from research organizations, academic and medical institutions, public organizations and collectivities, or existing networks and structures related to aging.

Where

Technosport-Active Aging 2.0

The headquarter of Active Aging 2.0 is located in Marseille, on the campus of Luminy, in the Technosport of Aix-Marseille University. The Technosport is a meeting place between education, research, training and industry to create knowledge and innovation in sport. Active Aging 2.0 benefits from equipment of the Technosport to support its activities in the domain of aging.

 Blog and newsletter

September 23, 2016

Seminar on Expertise research contributions to cognitive aging

Presented by Neil Charness (Florida State University). Tuesday 4 October 2016, 11h00, salle des Voûtes, Pôle 3C, St Charles, Aix-Marseille University.
September 22, 2016

Accept 2016: assistive technologies for cognition and loss of autonomy

Deuxièmes rencontres interdisciplinaires autour des aides techniques, du handicap cognitif et de la perte d’autonomie. Organisées par I2ML et Ecoles de Mindes d'Alès.
September 20, 2016

Conference announcement: Meeting the Challenge of Healthy Ageing in the 21st Century

Network members may indicate on the site, events or innovations that concern the activities of AA 2.0. This meeting was reported to us by Leslie Decker (COMETE Laboratory).
September 14, 2016

A research group from the University of Nantes joined Active Aging 2.0

The laboratory "Motricité, Interaction, Performance" develops multidisciplinary research programs on aging
September 14, 2016

Active Aging 2.0 and I2ML established a collaborative relationship

Located on Nîmes, I2ML is a specialized living lab in societal adaptation to aging
September 11, 2016
Active Aging 2.0-Marseille

Workshop on Innovation for Aging – Program available

On October 3 (9h-18h), Active Aging and 2.0 and AGE-WELL organize a workshop on Innovation for Aging in partnership with FastSpor'In and Eurobiomed. Location: Marseille, Campus de Luminy. The number of participants is limited to 25. For more information: contact@activeaging2.com.
September 8, 2016

EuroBiomed supports Active Aging 2.0

Active Aging 2.0 becomes member of Eurobiomed.
September 8, 2016

FastSpor’In supports Active Aging 2.0

FastSport'In, Carnot STAR Institute and Active Aging 2.0 decided to join their effort to develop innovative solutions for sport in older adults
August 25, 2016

A lab from the University of Caen-Normandie joined Active Aging 2.0

The UMR-s COMETE has a firm expertise on Mobility, Aging, Pathology and Health
August 19, 2016

Workshop on Aging – Marseille, 15-17 March 2016

The international A*MIDEX Coord-Age workshop on Aging in the Neuro–Musculo-Skeletal System was organized in Marseille by the Institute of Movement Sciences. The purpose of this meeting was to bring […]
August 11, 2016

A research group from Chemnitz University joined Active Aging 2.0

The laboratory of Sport Psychology is internationally recognized for its expertise on the study of physical activity and aging
August 10, 2016

A research group from KU Leuven joined Active Aging 2.0

The Motor Control Laboratory has an internationally recognized expertise in the study of neuro-plasticity and the aging brain.

Contact
and address

Postal correspondence

Réseau Active Aging

Faculté des Sciences du Sport -163, avenue de Luminy – BP 910 – 13288 Marseille, France

Phone & e-mail

Jean-Jacques Temprado

+33 (0)4 91 17 22 72

+33 (0)6 11 83 72 88

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