AgeLab : MIT trying to solve the problem of aging

The world’s population is aging at a staggering rate. The 50+ population is the fastest growing segment worldwide and predicted life-expectancies are at a historical high.

  • An American turns 50 once every seven seconds.
  • Within the next few years, 50% of the European Union’s population will be 65+.
  • By 2030, in Italy, retirees will outnumber active workers.
  • By 2050, the median age in Thailand will rise to 50.

Let’s see how MIT is going about solving this problem. Should Georgia Tech expand its Aware Home initiative to include some research in this area?

Visit the website to read more:

http://web.mit.edu/agelab/index.shtml

– Ramakrishnan

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