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TV 2 Tai Chi

"TV 2 Tai Chi" is a Community-based fitness TV show which connects viewers with the real word trainers.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it enable older adults to live their best possible life by preventing falls?

This idea is targeted to those who will be able to develop a TV program. If not a TV program than somewhere along the lines of a Webinar series or something like that. It should be able to convey the importance of Tai Chi indirectly rather than explicitly saying, "You are getting old and your legs are becoming weaker. It motivates willful elderly to take up Tai Chi lessons rather than avoiding their aging.

A Community-based fitness TV show helps to connect viewers with the real word trainers. The program is not advertised as a Fall Prevention which may lead to turn-off some elderly. Everyone wants to feel they are not old so some elderly tend to avoid programs targeted to elderly. So in this program, we are addressing it more as a way to learn Tai Chi. Based on the research it was evident that Tai Chi helps in reducing falls by improving balancing. Hence, this TV 2 Tai Chi program will prevent falls.

The idea was developed during the Design Jam for Healthy Aging Workshop at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The presentation of the idea can be viewed at

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

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What skills, input, or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Access to TV programs or a youtube channel viewed by elderly. Trying to incorporate such kind of program in that channel.

How long has your idea existed?

  • 0-3 months

This idea emerged from

  • A group brainstorm

Tell us about your work experience:

I have worked in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship sector. I have experience in Design Thinking and have also worked in the areas of sustainable technologies and innovation.


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Cool idea, Adhish! Do you have any ideas on how one might garner the interest of senior citizens to watch this show?

Have a lovely day :)

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Hi Grace , The show is supposed to be like an adult travel show, which showcases older adult traveling and through that medium promote healthy activities such as Tai Chi.

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