Independent living

L&G escalates investment into research for social care

UK's fragile social care system gets an essential boost from Legal & General. The UK has been facing a social care crisis for some time,...

Home alone: extend life while saving life

Most of us are at home right now - what will it be like when we're older? And what is being done to improve...

Time banking: helping others to help yourself

Time banking is an opportunity for everyone in an aging society but also a lesson for everyone at times of global epidemic: help others...

AI home monitoring tech wins Home of 2030 award

With things looking increasingly grim out there, some good news arrived in our inbox from one of the companies we covered recently: Kemuri takes...

An operating system for senior living

K4Connect aims to create a smart OS for senior living with a single interface for all technologies. Technology adoption among older adults has been consistently...

AI and machine vision addresses falls prevention

VirtuSense uses machine vision and AI to address the multi-million falls prevention market opportunity. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls...

VR for brain training and tracking cognitive health

Virtuleap currently fundraising to build headcount and capitalise on cognitive illness detection algorithms. Ever since the US Federal Trade Commission fined Lumosity $2 million for...

New Longevity event to debut in Croatia

Aging2.0 announces inaugural VOLTAGE event, connecting entrepreneurs and innovators to build a single market for active and healthy aging in Europe. This April, Aging2.0 will...

Brain health firm triples revenue in 2019

Cambridge Brain Sciences brings cognitive function assessment into the 21st century - as biomarkers become more integrated with Longevity cognition is key. Monitoring and assessing...

Meet the Startup: TCARE addressing caregiver burnout

Addressing the root cause of caregiver burnout before it happens is becoming an imperative as health systems struggle with growing numbers of older people...

Singapore agetech – ones to watch in 2020

Singapore thrives on its prime location at the crossroads of Asia's biggest markets, low business tax and great IT infrastructure; it is well-positioned to...

Agetech start-ups: UK market players

Senior living done as well and as independently as possible will save governments billions - this is why the Agetech sector is ripe for...

Meet the Startup: CUSH Health – data-driven fall prevention

Grant-funded AI start-up CUSH Health targets falls that cost the NHS £2 billion annually. The impact of falls on the elderly population is significant. In...

Supercentenarians: Super in more ways than one

It turns out that love really may be all you need when it comes to living longer. Oh, and a “super” immune system. We’re all...

CES 2020: AgeTech pillow talk and wearables

AgeTech is providing some of the most interesting devices in the Longevity world and CES 2020 is the place to show off the inventions...

Ziegler plans additional $50 million AgeTech fund

Ziegler Link-Age Fund targets start-ups with a focus on independent living, fall-risk and senior living environments. Founded in 1902, specialty investment firm Ziegler is one...

CES 2020: AgeTech innovations are scaling-up

CES is exhausting, but is fast becoming THE place to discover cutting-edge technology: From SexTech (yeah) to Automotive, AgeTech is fast climbing-up the rankings...

Meet the Startup: Megilla – online storytelling

Easy to use Megilla platform is fundraising to scale-up its service to help older people share (and preserve) their life stories. Following on from last...

Meet the Start-up: AudioCardio – hearing therapy

Over 70% of app users start to notice results within two to three weeks. Earlier this month, several AgeTech start-ups pitched their stories at the...

Rise of the (assistive) machines

We take a look at some of the new players in this important socially assistive robots (SARs) Agetech sector. Recently we covered the rise of...

Latest articles

Evidence for tenth hallmark of aging increases with new paper

Is ten the new nine? Additional research adds weight to the argument that extracellular matrix stiffening should be considered the tenth hallmark of aging. Since...

Help us help you: Longevity biotech survey

A new survey on translational processes and hurdles to clinical trials in Longevity biotech. We're working with two MDs: Oliver Zolman and Jian Fransen, on...

First Longevity announces first investors for current round

Some news of our own: European VC fund and a Longevity innovator participate in the First Longevity funding round. Last week we announced that Tom...

GDF15 protects from age‐related metabolic phenotypes

A recent study shows an important role for GDF15 in preventing aging-induced metabolic phenotypes by modulating systemic inflammatory responses in humans and mice. Dysfunction of...