The Science and Technology Behind Healthy Aging

Singapore’s life expectancy is one of the highest in the world and its population is aging rapidly. According to recent predictions, one fourth of all Singaporeans will be aged 65 and above by 2030. Thus, the question of what comprises healthy aging is vital for a country such as this one.

Dr. Brian Kennedy, Director of the National University Health System Centre for Healthy Ageing, Singapore gave an insightful presentation on targeting human aging, focusing on whether or not we can extend healthspan. The main aspects covered were the understanding and prevention of various diseases plaguing seniors and the ability to live independently with the use of technology despite old age.

Following Dr. Kennedy’s presentation, ACCESS Health Southeast Asia Director for Business Development, Adrienne Mendenhall, moderated an informal discussion about the science and technology advancements which make healthier aging possible, which was then succeeded by a question and answer session.

The webinar was organized by SGInnovate. Please click on the video below to view a recording of the event: