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

May 25, 2017

Les quincados, ces seniors qui vivent comme des trentenaires

Âgés de 40 à 60 ans, les quincados vivent comme s'ils avaient 30 ans.
May 25, 2017

Sport ou activité physique ?

Faire beaucoup de sport permettrait de ralentir le vieillissement de nos cellules, en freinant le raccourcissement des télomères. Mais uniquement chez les grands sportifs.
May 25, 2017

Better prevention is the future of healthcare

The integration of digital health technologies, healthcare expertise and resources are increasingly being channelled to assist healthier lifestyles and timely interventions that prevent people from getting ill.
May 25, 2017

Positive life habits and brain health

Ten examples of life habits that help to preserve brain health
May 25, 2017

What should seniors know about neuro-plasticity, learning and dance

Dance is now being studied as a pathway to enhance learning and neuro-plasticity in children. However, findings can be extended to older adults.
May 25, 2017

The benefits of walking for cognition

According a new report, 1-hour Walk, 3 times a week, has benefits for dementia.
May 3, 2017

Dancing is good for brain fitness

Learning to dance helps to protect our brains from aging.
May 3, 2017

Misperceptions of Technology, Aging and Innovation

Researchers, industry and investors often have misperceptions about the aging marketplace, which may perpetuate a story of old age that limits the potential of innovation of the longevity revolution.
May 3, 2017

Can simple games improve brain fitness?

We all have the ability to shape our brains for health. But what are the best ways to do it?
April 27, 2017

Super-athlètes, super séniors ?

L'Indienne Man Kaur, 101 ans, championne du 100 m des centenaires
April 27, 2017

La réalité virtuelle au service de la prévention des chutes

Des chercheurs ont cherché à recréer l'illusion visuelle d'une perte d'équilibre volontairement déclenchée chez des participants en train de marcher sur un tapis de course.
April 21, 2017

Can social networks help active older adults to walk further?

The question can be asked according to a recent study showing that online data sharing through wearable devices motivates people to do more exercise.

Contact
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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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