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CES news: 'age-tech' among the emerging markets on show

"Age-tech" has been identified as one of the emerging markets which could shape future innovations in the wellness and fitness technology sector.

The rapidly growing ageing populations in developed economies have resulted in a number of companies exploring ways to assist the elderly through technology.

The topic of age-tech has been on the agenda at this year's annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where innovation has focused on four categories – services purchased by older people; services purchased on behalf of older people; services traded between older and younger people; and services delivered to future older people.

Among the companies to exhibit wellness-related age-tech this year is AARP, which is showcasing a number of health and wellness technologies designed to "empower people 50 and older".

Among these is the HomeFit AR: an augmented reality app that can scan a room and reference AARP's HomeFit guide to discover what improvements can be made to turn the house into a "lifelong home" – devoid of high-safety and mobility risks.

Elsewhere, Sana Health is introducing a neuro-modulation wearable aimed at older people, which uses pulsed light and sound with the aim of reducing chronic pain.

Find out more about this year's CES event here.

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'Age-tech' has been identified as one of the emerging markets which could shape future innovations in the wellness and fitness technology sector.
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FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
Features
Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
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Supplier showcase
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University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
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Insight
As some of the UK’s top gym operators unveil their reopening videos, insight specialists, Paul Roberts and Mike Evans, analyse members’ reactions on social media
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Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
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Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
Features
People
Operators should start with the home fitness journey, working out how to gain a competitive advantage here, before working out how to dovetail physical visits into this
People
We offer career progression and decent pay and retain 85–90% of staff each year
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Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
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News

CES news: 'age-tech' among the emerging markets on show

"Age-tech" has been identified as one of the emerging markets which could shape future innovations in the wellness and fitness technology sector.

The rapidly growing ageing populations in developed economies have resulted in a number of companies exploring ways to assist the elderly through technology.

The topic of age-tech has been on the agenda at this year's annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where innovation has focused on four categories – services purchased by older people; services purchased on behalf of older people; services traded between older and younger people; and services delivered to future older people.

Among the companies to exhibit wellness-related age-tech this year is AARP, which is showcasing a number of health and wellness technologies designed to "empower people 50 and older".

Among these is the HomeFit AR: an augmented reality app that can scan a room and reference AARP's HomeFit guide to discover what improvements can be made to turn the house into a "lifelong home" – devoid of high-safety and mobility risks.

Elsewhere, Sana Health is introducing a neuro-modulation wearable aimed at older people, which uses pulsed light and sound with the aim of reducing chronic pain.

Find out more about this year's CES event here.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
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Industry body, ukactive, has questioned the decision to close gyms and health clubs as part
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid a surprise visit to a branch of The Gym
Planet Fitness' share price on the New York Stock Exchange has remained steady at between
Two of the largest health club operators in the US have announced that members and
If you're a personal trainer working in the UK, you can now get online PT
A member of SAGE, the government’s independent group of scientific advisers, has said gyms, pubs
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Following approval to build a £250mn wellbeing resort in Manchester, Therme Group has revealed plans
Europe's largest gym chain, Basic-Fit, has provided the European fitness sector with some optimism, after
DW Sports is going into administration saying it's working to save its 73-strong gym portfolio.
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is urging US Congress to pass a new law
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Global spa consultancy and contract management company, Resense, is set to unveil Asia’s first boutique
Gympass
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As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a
Gyms, health clubs and swimming pools in Scotland have finally been given an "indicative" time
Gyms will be free to open on high streets across England from September 1, following
Leisure operator Everyone Active has launched a new digital offering, to run alongside its bricks
ukactive
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Features
FIBO Awards
Although the show has been rescheduled, the six winners of the FIBO Innovation and Trend Awards 2020 have still been announced. We take a look at the companies whose developments help motivate people to live healthier lives
Features
Finance
Change is coming, with consolidation likely in the market – especially in the boutique sector. Nadim Meer advises operators how to position themselves for investment
Features
Supplier showcase
Speedflex has created a synergistic partnership with Everyone Active to deliver a new boutique concept – FORTIS Powered by Speedflex
Features
Supplier showcase
University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance facilities for students and staff, in partnership with Matrix Fitness
Features
Insight
As some of the UK’s top gym operators unveil their reopening videos, insight specialists, Paul Roberts and Mike Evans, analyse members’ reactions on social media
Features
Strength
Fitness enthusiasts are on the hunt for new ways to elevate their workouts. Fusion fitness is fitting the bill by making strength training more accessible
Features
Accessibility
Sport England has teamed up with 15 health and social care charities to find ways to support people living with 10 different health conditions to be physically active. Kath Hudson finds out more
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People
Operators should start with the home fitness journey, working out how to gain a competitive advantage here, before working out how to dovetail physical visits into this
People
We offer career progression and decent pay and retain 85–90% of staff each year
People
HCM people

Debra Wein

founder and CEO, Wellness Workdays
I’ve always felt that if individuals had more education and understanding of nutrition and healthy lifestyle principles, we could literally change lives
People
HCM people

Dave Courteen

MD and co-founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs
I set myself the goal that if I found someone famous to write the foreword and a publisher, then I would write the book
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Dan Bond

Owner, CrossFit Fort Ashton
We’d explained leading up to the lockdown that if everyone decided to freeze or cancel, then there would be a possibility of not having a gym to come back to
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Aaron Smith

Founder, KX Pilates
‘KX’ stands for ‘the Kaizen Experience’, which means ‘change for the better’ in Japanese. It’s a philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement. We’re always seeking to improve, not only as a company but as individuals
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Ben Lucas

Founder, Flow Athletic, Sydney
We advise our Flow Athletes to complete classes at a ratio of one yoga class to one strength class to one cardio class. This combination has very positive effects
People
We see ourselves as a truly European player. We’re analysing France, Germany, Italy and the UK for development
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Jo Smallwood

general manager, Oldham Leisure Centre
We saw the opportunity to initiate new partnerships with the Oldham Foodbank to help local residents during the COVID-19 crisis. We can’t serve our community in the way we would usually do, so we’ve moved resources to help where people need us most
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Opinion
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Evidence suggests that over many years personal trainers have been forced to leave the fitness industry because employment patterns are erratic, earnings are inconsistent and it is difficult to build up value needed to secure an appropriate lifestyle.
Opinion: Personal trainers need support as employment opportunities diminish: FREE on-demand webinar
Opinion
promotion
Data-driven businesses are some of today’s greatest global success stories, providing blueprints for success.
Opinion: Up your ‘data game’ to successfully relaunch your fitness business
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform
Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
Company profiles
Company profile: EXF Fitness
EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Precor Showcase
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
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