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

February 17, 2017

Un simulateur de vieillissement

Un kit pour mieux comprendre les conséquences sensori-motrices du vieillissement.
February 17, 2017

Une nouvelle application pour favoriser le vieillissement actif

WALKOO, l'activité physique récompensée quotidiennement !
February 17, 2017

Physical exercise improves memory

A study showed that physical Exercise Four Hours after Learning Improves Long-Term Memory
February 17, 2017

Concertation sur le Bien-vieillir

Le site www.bienvieillir2017.fr propose de placer le bien-vieillir et les enjeux du vieillissement de la population au cœur du débat public et politique à travers une grande concertation citoyenne.
January 19, 2017

Les français marchent-ils suffisamment ?

Les Français marchent plus... mais pas encore assez selon une enquête récente.
January 19, 2017

Marseille est en pointe pour le sport connecté

Le sport connecté est un point fort des start-up phocéennes, en lien avec le Technosport de l'Université d'Aix-Marseille.
January 12, 2017

Une smartcanne pour la détection des chutes

Une canne technologique primée à Las Vegas 2017.
January 12, 2017

Grand âge et activité physique : les exceptions probantes

Les scientifiques s'émerveillent devant les performances de ce marathonien de 85 ans.
January 12, 2017

Journée Vieillissement Actif à Nice

Organisée par le 27 Delvalle à Nice, elle aura lieu le 23 Janvier. Le réseau Active Aging 2.0 sera présent.
January 12, 2017

Centenaires et performance motrice : le cas de R. Marchand

A 105 ans, Robert Marchand établit un record de l’heure inédit. Ses paramètres physiologiques ont fait l'objet d'une publication.
January 12, 2017

Pokemon Go. Et après ?

Selon une étude publiée dans une revue médicale britannique, l'application Pokemon Go engendre une hausse de l'activité physique la première semaine, mais celle-ci diminue rapidement.
January 12, 2017

An innovative exoskeleton for older adults

Superflex is developing that concept through what it is calling “powered clothing.” This lightweight and connected apparel will be equipped with “electric muscles” to support the torso, hips, and legs while sitting and standing up.

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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