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Barcelona Aging and Longevity Lab

Living Lab aimed to active and healthy aging

We generate communities of practice in aging

We connect all system stakeholder and co-desing solutions with end users in the health, social and technological fields.

We implement social and health interventions

We have experts in areas such as robotics, architecture, digital health or services for the elderly.

We develop and validate innovative products

We operate with our community of user in real environments, using our own methodology.

About the BALL

The Barcelona Aging and Longevity Lab (BALL) involves different actors in an open innovation ecosystem

At BALL we promote and collaborate in initiatives where citizen participation is a key element.

We focus on creating an open space in which citizens meet other actors in the system to collaborate and co-create innovative solutions to real needs focused on more active, dignified and healthy aging.

We forge

We forge expert communities of practice on ageing with elderly and their carers and family members.

We collaborate

We collaborate with companies and public and third sector entities in the development and validation of innovative products and solutions.

We act

We operate in a real environment (Living Lab) thanks to our community of users and collaborating entities.

We promote

We promote training and research to implement social and health interventions.

Our methodology

Our method focuses on the participation of users from the beginning of any project, under its own ethical framework, counting on them in the exploration, experimentation, evaluation and scalability phases of products or services.

La Casa de pensar

We have our own space for our participatory dynamics located in the Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili in Barcelona.

Ethical framework for citizen participation

At BALL we have developed our own Ethical Framework for citizen participation in our projects to guarantee good treatment in all our activities, protecting the integrity, inclusivity and rights of participants, facilitating their collaboration with the Living Lab.

You can read the document here.

Thursday's Appetizer

Within the framework of the participation of users in our projects, at BALL we have promoted “Thursday Appetizer”, a series of dynamic, participative and reflective sessions on the different challenges of aging in Barcelona and Catalonia aimed to people over 60.

At the end of the sessions, participants enjoy a small colloquial aperitif to thank them for their collaboration.

Where the appetizer take place?

The appetizer take place at La Casa de Pensar, a space located in the Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili in Barcelona, and it is a completely free activity, although with limited capacity.

For more information about upcoming sessions of The Thursday Appetizer, follow us on social networks or contact us.

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