Research, Labs and Pilots (p1):

Research programs, Living Labs, Pilot programs, all relating to aging or the use of technology as we age

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Analysis & Exploration: Research, Labs and Pilots

Explorer Discussions: Research, Labs and Pilots

Should I Volunteer for Medical Research Studies?

An Explorer introduces the idea of volunteering for medical research projects to the group. .........Read more

Tools for Maintaining Balance as we Age?

Explorer Wells shares his concern with becoming more unsteady as he increases in age, and seeks ways to improve his balance. Explorers have ideas. .........Read more

Brain Fitness: Starting the Discussion

Explorers at San Francisco Village take the first steps in a serial exploration of how best to maintain brain fitness as we grow older. .........Read more

Brain Research: explorers discuss brain health registry

Commonwealth Club Explorer Blanche introduces a discussion about brain health and the brainhealth registry. .........Read more

How Can I Preserve Mental Agility?

A younger member of the Longevity Explorers laments that with all the talk of age related cognitive decline, she doesn't look forward to losing all the knowledge she is accruing in her studies and relationships. She wonders what she can do to avoid the loss. .........Read more


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Brain Health Registry


The Brain Health Registry is an online registry for people interested in research on new treatments for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions that affect brain function.




Well regarded balance and mobility exercise program to help avoid falls.


Five Hours a Day: Systemic Innovation for an Ageing Population


This report from UK think tank NESTA makes the case for a systematic look at how we live in an ageing society, to create models of living and working fit for the future.


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.


Royal Canes Folding Backpack Hiking Staff


Reasonably priced and well-reviewed, this folding hiking staff might be just the thing for those who aren't comfortable using a cane — but need extra assistance walking, standing and sitting. 


Memtrax: Memory Test


MemTrax is a new memory screening test that can help detect early changes in memory performance.

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"MemTrax is a screening test for the detection of learning and short-term memory issues, particularly the type of memory problems that arise with aging, Mild...


Health Alliance Partners


Recent research among 1600 older adults in the California Bay Area revealed that over 50% are "less than pleased" with their physical status, and the main difference between fitness buffs and those with more sedentary habits is chiefly psychological. This site is dedicated to the work of...


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...


Life2: The Analytics of Aging


Life2 is a healthcare focused predictive analytics company that helps caregivers predict and manage future health risks by providing them information on “who” is at risk, “why” they are at risk, and “what” can be done to mitigate the risk.



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