And the winner is… Triple W!

During this 2nd edition of AgeingFit, 11 innovations were honored this last 7th February, 2018.

Among these 11 innovations, the company Triple W introduced DFree and won the Pitch Innovation Prize.
DFree is a wearable device which can predict when somebody needs to go to the bathroom. It analyzes the change of the bladder size by ultrasound sensors to predict the timing of urination.

©Triple W, DFree

We would like to provide our product DFree to 10M people until 2020 and make it as a new standard senior care with dignity without putting pressure to family or caregiver as we believe that can help people in the world . We already feel that AgeingFit and this prize help us a lot to develop our internationalization to achieve this goal. That was the exact reason why we joined the Pitchs Innovation so that we  very appreciated this opportunity and we would like to continue to find good partners or supporters to challenge together to create better life for our futur.” Naomi Marie, from Triple W.

 

Presentation video about DFree ←

 

Discover the speakers of the plenary session!

The Silver economy covers many products and services using technologies (home automation, sensors, connected objects…) to cover the needs and demands of seniors over 50.
The sector deals with the heterogeneous and difference of consumption between working retirees and dependent older people and evolves within a complex financing ecosystem that does not facilitate a clear definition of the sector stakeholders relationships.

Can we predict that the Silver economy will become a fully-fledged sector of activity where companies currently involved, would feel included, despite the diversity of their activities?
What are the current initiatives to make the Silver economy a clearly established economic and industrial sector?
What will be the future initiatives to make this sector clearly economic and industrial?

That is a subject as delicate as it is interesting, that we will be happy to debate with the plenary session dream team on 6th February from 11.30 am to 1.00 pm.

Moderator: Astrid Stuckelberger, President, Geneva International Network on Ageing (CH)

Alain Legros, General Manager, Balder SPRL (BE)

Jean-Michel Lheureux, Director Statistics and Methods, AViQ (BE)

Peter Varnai, Principal Health and Life Sciences, Technopolis Group (UK)

Ian Spero, Founder, Agile Ageing Alliance (UK)

Riyad Karim, Business Development Manager, Lancaster Hammond (UK)

Ashok Ganesh, Director of Innovation, CEN-CENELEC (BE)

Can’t wait to attend the session? So can’t we!

Be sure to join us 6th February from 11.30 am to 1.00 pm in Nice.

Check out the whole programme and the agenda!

Americans may be warming up to the idea of using unmanned aerial vehicles — or drones — to deliver Amazon packages or take pictures of unreachable places like remote mountain ranges or hurricane-decimated landscapes.

But what about using indoor drones to help older people get their hands on a bottle of medicine that’s in another room?
Sound like an outlandish idea? Naira Hovakimyan, a roboticist at the University of Illinois, isn’t laughing.

Hovakimyan recently received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the possibility of using small drones to perform simple household chores.

NSF picked the right person.

Hovakimyan recently told The New York Times that she believes drones will become an everyday fixture — as ubiquitous as cell phones — in the homes of older people. Within a decade or two, she says, indoor drones will be reaching under the table to grab an object, cleaning chandeliers, and weeding the lawn.

 

AgeingFit is delighted to host the IGAM congress for two half-days during the 2018 edition.
The congress theme will focus on “What’s new in geriatrics and gerontology ? News from the sector” and will take the form of conferences, round tables and posters.

More information soon.