DESIGN CHALLENGE

“PROMOTING LIFELONG HEALTHY
HABITS THROUGH DESIGN”

2017-2018

FINALS EVENT | APRIL 17

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CELEBRATING A DECADE OF
REDESIGNING LONG LIFE

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MISSION

The mission of the Stanford Center on Longevity is to accelerate and implement scientific discoveries, technological advances, behavioral practices, and social norms so that century long lives are healthy and rewarding.

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SHIFTING LIFE MILESTONES ACROSS AGES

Popular depictions of today’s young adults portray them as a generation of “disruptors” who don’t want to do anything the way their older counterparts did. However, no empirical research has actually demonstrated whether such delays are indeed intentional, or if they are circumstantial and mark a growing failure to achieve significant life goals. The Center on Longevity wanted to understand how the timing of major life milestones has shifted across generations.

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION FOR PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS

On March 14 and 15, 2017, we convened a group of distinguished experts representing the fields of medicine, engineering, psychology, sociology, law, government, health economics, health policy, industry, technology, and advocacy, to elaborate key issues, compile existing evidence, and identify questions to which answers are needed in order to guide research, inform public policy, and improve products and services.

KEEPING SENIORS ACTIVE – A 24 HOUR APPROACH

Wearable devices can combine measurement of exercise, sleep, and sedentary behavior to build a better picture of health and wellness.