How might we all maintain well-being and thrive as we age?   Thank you to all who participated in the OpenIDEO Healthy Ageing Challenge, and completing the latest challenge! As we, alongside OpenIDEO, switch from ideation and prototyping into a longer implementation...

After starting our journey with IDEO back in June, our OpenIDEO Healthy Ageing Challenge, has been narrowed down to six winning concepts. With all the amazing concepts put forth, this decision hasn’t been easy! We’ve been working with OpenIDEO to review...

Join @MayoInnovation on Twitter for the Healthy Aging and Independent (HAIL) Lab's third TweetChat. The #MCCFI_HAIL TweetChat will gather this Wednesday, August 1st 2-3PM CT in conversation with physicians, geriatricians, caregivers and those interested in discussing aging. The specific topic...

Last week's TweetChat from CFI's Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) Lab fueled a discussion over aging, healthcare and care giving. However, the discussion extended far beyond the given hour; after the TweetChat, more and more Tweeps contributed their inputs...

 Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation has done it again! In the discussion of what constitutes healthy and independent aging, CFI’s Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) Lab hosted a TweetChat on Wednesday, July 11th for those interested in discussing aging,...

In biology an adaptation is an evolutionary process where an organism becomes better able to live in its habitat. At the Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) initiative in the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic, home adaptations are also...

[caption id="attachment_775" align="alignright" width="243" caption="The Nest Learning Thermostat"][/caption] The 2012 Consumer Electronics show revealed Nest, a 'learning thermostat' which has attracted a lot of media attention. Nest’s design team, lead by Apple expatriates Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, aims to encompass...