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Khuyen commented on Empathy with the elderly

I love this! It made me think of how people do resistance training (wearing extra weights etc..) so that they could simulate themselves in harder circumstances and become flexible once they get back to normal. Another example is runners do sledge dragging exercises.
What if the elderly also do a bit of progressive resistance training? Much of how we respond to the world depends on our habituation, so training at every level is useful.

This post is about empathy - putting ourselves in the elderly's experiences. Is there a way that we can easily simulate the elderly get our experiences more easily? How about practice walking on a springy surface so they may feel lighter?

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Khuyen commented on Feel the “Qi” (Energy)

Hi Hsiang-Ju,
There are actually quite some studies done by NIH on the benefit of Tai Chi, so keep in mind this research as we enter the Ideas phase! Here is one of them with references at the bottom. https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/dec2016/feature2

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Khuyen commented on An Active Aging Companion

HI Bettina,
This also reminds me of WWII Veteran Develops an App to Connect with Others  where they use Whatsapp to communicate in group - an existing solution. I wonder if a physical robot (or AI) can also integrate this work of communicating with families, neighbors and friends - will be an idea to explore in the Ideation phase.