Stanford University Longevity Center - Finalists Announced in 2023 Longevity Design Challenge

What do you think of these? What is your vote? Some look like they may be interesting (nothing revolutionary, sadly). I may try to attend the final event at Stanford, and talk with the finalists. If anyone else does - please post your impressions.

I looked for more information / details on each concept, but didn’t find much. I guess that is coming…

The 8 Finalist teams for the Stanford Longevity Center 2023 Longevity Design Challenge. Home - Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge

These Finalists were selected from 241 submissions received from 38 different countries.

The goal of the Challenge is to encourage student designers to innovate for our increasingly longer lives. The 2023 challenge to design for “Optimizing Health Span” was inspired by the Center on Longevity’s New Map of Life initiative, which seeks to build a society that better supports century-long lives. A key challenge of longer life is to ensure that added years are healthy years. Students were invited to create solutions that help people remain healthy, mobile, and mentally sharp at any age.

The Finals will be held on campus at Stanford University on April 25, 2023, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, in Paul Brest Hall. All are welcome to attend and see the Finalists deliver their pitches and find out which design will be awarded the $10,000 grand prize!

Finalists were selected by a panel of 35 expert judges drawn from industry, academia, and non-profit foundations. Finalist teams will be awarded $1,000 and will travel to Stanford University compete for a $10,000 first prize in the finals, which will be held in Paul Brest Hall on April 25, 2023.

This year’s finalists are (in alphabetical order):

2 Care (Tunghai University, Ming Chi University of Technology, and National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan) A tool for monitoring periodontal health.

Fitness & Fun Facility (Beijing Institute of Technology, China) Public fitness equipment designed for use by grandparents and grandchildren together.

PaperRoad (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) An AI-powered wellness platform for teens targeting mental health.

Shakti (UC Davis, USA) An app that detects, educates, and monitors the problem of anemia and IFA intake in pregnant women.

Sonura (University of Pennsylvania, USA) An auditory system for NICU babies that mimics the womb environment and uses parental audio messages to promote healthy development.

Tree of Life (NMIMS School of Design, India) A board game that helps people understand the cognitive changes associated with healthy aging and the steps they can take to maintain cognitive health.

Unpause Life (NMIMS School of Design, India) An informational and hormone-testing kit for menopause.

Variable Reactive Board (New York University and Pratt Institute, USA) A mechanically actuated balance training device.

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Just one additional note. The Stanford Longevity center had a conference in December. Its mostly the non-agressive, traditional gerontology stuff I try to avoid, but a few of the conference topics there may be of interest to people:


New Frontiers of Brain Health:

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Yes, none of these is very ambitious on longevity. My favorites for longevity (not just healthspan) would be the periodontal app and the balance board.


Exactly - those are the only two things that I think I might be interested in using.


I would also go for the periodontal app. Peridontal disease might be a cause of many other diseases and if it reaches the late stage it has a very negative impact on chewing and food intake.