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

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.
April 21, 2017

How Many Steps Should I Take a Day?

While a whole lot of steps is good, the focus should be on hitting daily minimums, not pushing oneself to reach daily maximums.
April 17, 2017

Les “Séniors Athlètes”

Une revue vidéo des athlètes de plus de 80 ans aux performances étonnantes autour de monde
April 15, 2017

Aging2.0 European Summit

The first european summit of Aging2.0 will be held in Belgium (Hasselt University).
April 15, 2017

Le e-Sport au service des personnes vieillissantes ?

Le bowling sur Wii connait un fort succès dans les maisons de retraite.
April 13, 2017

Growing old like an athlete

The question of how to maximise ‘health span’ – the period of life during which we are generally healthy and free from serious disease – is increasingly prevalent both in and out of sport.
April 13, 2017

Understanding the Digital Brain Revolution

A number of companies are researching and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier. A least five facts may explain this brain-related activity.
March 21, 2017

Running may boost your brain

MRI scans reveal that endurance runners’ brains have greater functional connectivity than the brains of more sedentary people.
March 21, 2017

Combining mental and physical training improves brain health

A recently published study shows that older people who simultaneously train their bodies and minds perform better at cognitive tasks.
March 21, 2017

Exercise is a key to longevity

Being physically fit almost certainly improves our longevity after all.

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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