Sharers, Co-creation (p1):

Sharers, Makers, and other "Co-creators" who are interested in collaborating to create new solutions for the challenges of aging. "Makers" are people who build things in their garage or hobby shop. Creators and hobbysits. Helping to create with their own hands the future of aging.

Overcome Today's Challenges. Avoid Tomorrow's.

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Analysis & Exploration: Sharers, Co-creation

Sensors, Dementia, Safety: Real World Experiences

Using a handful of simple, non-intrusive sensors, retired engineer Bob Glicksman has been able to learn all sorts of important things about the daily routine of an elderly person, who has cognitive impairment, and for whom he cares. He has been able to make multiple successful interventions to...
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Longevity Explorers Roll up their Sleeves

In our first 24 months, our 5 circles of older adults (Longevity Explorers) had more than 100 face-to-face circle meetings at which together we explored unmet needs related to growing older; tried out, critiqued and compared various interesting products; and engaged in brainstorming and ideation...
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Inventor Road Trip

Earlier this month we invited the inventor of a new type of walker to come along to one of the Longevity Collective circle meetings and show the older adults members of our circle the prototype of her invention and get their feedback. It was pretty interesting. This article is about the...
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Working at 90 and designing for age

Stimulated by a recent NPR segment on working at 90, here are some thoughts about user interfaces for older adults, and why they fall short.
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Intersection of aging and co-creation

Last month I gave a talk on co-creation and the future of aging at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. You can view the entire talk below.
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What do seniors worry about?

Our mission is to find ways to improve the quality of life of people as they age, and help their families and loved ones worry about them less. We felt the right place to start was getting a better understanding of what bothers seniors about aging, and what they worry about. This article shares...
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Explorer Discussions: Sharers, Co-creation

All-terrain walker demonstration

Our group had a demonstration of a prototype all-terrain walker, invented / designed by Elaine Levin who came along to show us her product concept.
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What We Wish A Robot or Smartphone Could Do For Us

Saratoga Retirement Community explorers take on the assignment of describing just what a robot might do for them, not only around the home, but beyond. The Topic: If you could wave a magic wand and have your house, or robot servant magically do three things for you each week or day that would...
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Explorers Discuss a Telepresence Robot: Do We Like the idea?

Explorer Lynn shares an article from the San Francisco Chronicle about the use of a robotic device to check on a parent in another location and have a digital visit. Explorers discuss the idea.
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Jobs we wish a robot could do for us

Sequoias, San Francisco, Explorers are challenged to let their imagination create a list of household tasks that they would like done for them by an intelligent device.
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Aging in Place MeetUp - September 2016

This Meetup followed our normal format, with the theme of "Smartphone Apps That Older Adults Might Actually Want"
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Big Decisions for Later in Life Discussed

SF Village Explorer Bob reflects on some of the important decisions about later life that are concerning him, and he is joined in the discussion by others who see this area as important as they explore becoming the leading edge of the Boomer generation.
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Useful Products & Resources: Sharers, Co-creation (shared by our Explorers)

Cubigo

 
useful apps, Cubigo, tablet apps
 
Cubigo offers a simplified set of applications appearing as cubes on a tablet or touchscreen monitor. The user chooses the most useful applications to support their independence, for example: for asking for help, managing and remembering medications, or talking to their caregiver.
 

Remember Me: The role of impact investing in dementia care

 
 

This report looks at the role of impact investing in funding and growing a new wave of social innovations to improve quality of life for people with dementia and their carers.
 

 

SevenPonds: End-of-Life Planning

 
 

SevenPonds is a website and blog addressing the contemporary way Boomers are changing death and dying.

 

Age in Place

 
Age in Place Council
 
The website of the Age in Place Council, Age in Place is a compendium of resources and services available at the local level to older adults who choose to remain at home as they age. Primarily on the eastern seaboard of the U.S., this virtual version of the Village movement is growing rapidly.
 

Quikiks

 
Shoes, Hands Free, Quickiks
 
The ability to put shoes on and off without having to use hands can benefit people in rehab as well as older adults with small motor or arthritic deficits. This novel product may solve a multitude of problems.
 

Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute

 
Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute
 
Adding the musk of proven success to the crush of youthful students defines a new approach to education at an elite university. A fellowship program offers seasoned retirees the opportunity to retrain for meaningful new projects while benefitting their youthful counterparts by virtue of their...
 

The New Era of Connected Aging: A Framework for Understanding Technologies that Support Older Adults in Aging - 2014 Report Update

 
Aging with Tech Support
 
This report includes an encyclopedic tour of the nexus of technology and aging. Forward-looking, it also catalogs the products available today in a myriad of categories (12) to promote health, safety, and connectedness among older adults who have chosen to age in place at home - often alone.
 

Interesting look at the tension between old and new in the tech world

 

An interesting article. As we ponder how to make our ideas into something real consider:

 

Recently, an engineer at a funded-to-the-gills start-up in San Francisco texted me to grumble about his company’s software architecture. Its code base was bug-ridden and

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The Internet of Things: Market analysis

 
 
Harbor Research is a research and consulting firm, focusing on the "Internet of Things" and "Smart Services." The wave of connected devices has been coming for some time. According to their research it is about to hit hard. There are significant implications for the convergence of smart home and...
 

 

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