Greg O’Neill and his team at the National Academy for an Aging Society partnered with the entertaining and convivial host Dr. Joseph Coughlin (from MIT’s Age Lab) to put on a good show at the recent Aging Means Business event in Boston on November 18. The event focused on the important topic of design for this demographic. It was the third one-day event of its kind, with a good mix of participants from both business, policy and academia, and the format allowed plenty of time for networking among the speeches.
I caught up with a few of the participants on video, in particular the folks at the Age Lab, who are doing a great job at translating scientific research into actionable innovation opportunities for large and small companies alike. I also spoke with John Reinhart who runs Innovate LTC out of Louisville, Kentucky about one of the products he’s commercializing – Sorbashock, which is a new flooring material which prevents people hurting themselves when they fall. Many other conversations and fascinating people, too little time to record them all.
- Is AGNES In Your Future? (youasamachine.com)