3/20/2014 – Designing a better way to cope with Alzheimer’s

Mar 20, 2014 Comments Off by

Stanford University’s Center on Longevity — whose mission is to “redesign long life” — launched a design challenge last fall. Partnering with Aging 2.0, they invited students around the world to submit ideas for new products that can maximize independence for those with cognitive impairment.

“Students are often exposed to new ideas that aren’t contaminated by old ways of thinking,” says Ken Smith, Director of Mobility at the Stanford Center on Longevity who is spearheading the student competition. “Our goal was to get the students thinking about issues that come up with aging and we were hoping some unique solutions would come forward.”

Read the full article at PBS NewsHour.

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