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

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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

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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

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.
August 6, 2016

Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics joined Active Aging 2.0

The recently created startup AIM was founded by a student of Master Engineering and Ergonomics (IEMH) of the Faculty of Sports Science of Marseille. His work has been awarded in 2014-2015 by Siemens at the Grand Prix of Innovation.
August 6, 2016

Bringing together sport and aging: a new facet of innovation

Eric Berton, Dean of the Faculty of Sport Sciences: “With the creation of Active Aging 2.0, the Faculty of Sport Sciences of Aix-Marseille University aims to bring together the ecosystems of sport and silver economy to stimulate research and innovation”
August 4, 2016
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OPTIMIZE (San Francisco, 12-14 October 2016)

Members of the board of Active Aging 2.0 will attend to OPTIMIZE, the big conference at the intersection of aging and innovation in San Francisco, USA […]
August 4, 2016
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ISG World Conference (Nice, 28-30 September 2016)

Members of the board of Active Aging 2.0 will attend to the World Conference of the International Society of Gerontechnology (ISG) in Nice (September, 28-30, 2016). […]
July 20, 2016
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Welcome to Active Aging 2.0!

Jean-Jacques Temprado, Chairman of Active Aging 2.0: "Researchers and innovators will help aging people to realize their potential for physical, psychological and social wellbeing"
July 19, 2016
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Let us work together for Active Aging!

Andrew Sixsmith, Director of AGE-WELL: "The Partnership between AGE-WELL and Active Aging 2.0 will stimulate research and innovation in the field of aging"

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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