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New Lifespan.io Campaign Launch: AgeMeter!

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LAS VEGAS, NV, July 18, 2017 — Centers for Age Control has launched a fundraising campaign on Lifespan.io in support of the AgeMeter™, a diagnostic system to measure human functional age. The device is meant to assist in the assessment of therapeutics that address the aging processes during clinical trials as well as to be a useful tool for the general practitioner.

The campaign is scheduled to run for 45 days, and it has already received endorsements from several renowned aging researchers, such as Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Dr. George Church, and Dr. David Sinclair.

As research efforts intensify towards developing effective rejuvenation therapies, the need for cost-effective ways of measuring the rate of aging becomes all the more urgent. An effective functional age test would be a very useful tool in determining this, complementing the data from biochemical tests.

The list of biomarkers that AgeMeter™ will assess includes auditory and visual reaction time, lung capacity, muscle coordination, decision-making time, memory, and a few others that are reliable predictors of functional age according to previous studies.

AgeMeter™ will be used by physicians for the health assessment of patients and to help highlight areas of concern. This will allow a doctor to work with individual patients to develop effective personalised healthcare strategies and could be of great value in helping people to maintain health.



In the clinical setting, it will be used to help researchers assess the effectiveness of interventions that address age-related diseases by targeting the underlying damage that aging causes. Being able to easily assess the effects of treatment using the device will allow aging research to proceed at a faster rate, because meaningful data in regards to health can be gathered in the middle of a study, not just at the end.

Elliott Small, the Founder of Centers for Age Control and the initiator of the project, said:

AgeMeter™ is a modernized successor to the H-SCAN functional age test that was originally developed in 1990 to assess physical biomarkers of aging. We have gathered an impressive experience in measuring functional age with H-Scan. Now we can make it serve humanity even better.

AgeMeter™ will be a low-cost, modular touch screen device with special peripherals for integrating multiple cognitive & biometric assessment technologies. We hope to surpass the initial goal of $30.000 and get to $50.000 which will allow us not only to make a functional prototype suitable for research needs, but also to create software for a user account system for each test participant. This will enable individual users to store and access multiple test results, and therefore analyze the progression of one’s metrics over time and in response to potential anti-aging interventions. We believe this is the most valuable part of the project for people who care about their health and want to be sure their lifestyle is good for them.

Media Contact

Elliott Small, Founder, Centers for Age Control
[email protected]
https://centersforagecontrol.com/



For reference

Lifespan.io is a project of the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, a non-profit, mission-driven crowdfunding platform dedicated solely to longevity research projects.

https://www.lifespan.io

AgeMeter™ project page:

https://www.lifespan.io/campaigns/agemeter-biomarker-scan/



About the author

Elena Milova

Elena has been a longevity activist and advocate since 2013, when she first started to organize educational events to make new evidence-based methods of healthy life extension more popular. The last few years have seen Elena leading some successful projects in Russia, aimed at spreading the idea of healthy longevity among decision makers as well as the general public. Several years of lobbying resulted in the inclusion of her propositions in the strategic program documents of the Russian Federation related to the problems of the elderly. She is a co-author of the book “Aging Prevention for All” (in Russian, 2015), where, among other topics, she is sharing how to facilitate the adoption of the healthy lifestyle to promote the period of good health. In 2015, Elena helped to shape and coordinate the successful crowdfunding campaign of the Major Mouse Testing Program – a study of Senolytic drug combinations on mouse lifespan. In 2017 at LEAF, Elena led a successful advocacy project to include the problems of the elderly into the WHO’s 13th Programme of Work . Previously Elena has worked as a project manager in the pharmaceutical and advertisement industries, helping to promote new drugs and therapies. This experience helped her to realize that the existing therapies were not 100% effective and could not completely stop age-related diseases – which has ignited an interest for the development of innovative therapies. Elena graduated with a bachelor’s in both psychology and foreign languages and is now working to earn her MBA at the oldest Russian business school MIRBIS.
  1. Joe Da Silva
    July 21, 2017

    Why lifespan.io keeps preventing people from donating if they don’t want to enter their addresses?!?

    • July 21, 2017

      Hi Joe, Unfortunately for IRS reasons we need to have the information. Becuase we are a charity accepting donations (unlike kickstarter and inidiegogo etv. which are not themsevles charities); the IRS requiures our records to be more complete and includes this info. Sorry about that Joe but we have to do what the IRS tells us.

  2. September 26, 2018

    Incredible Where can I get myself that app?

    • Steve Hill
      September 26, 2018

      The campaign was successful and the product is currently shipping to backers and is available to purchase at the Agemeter website.

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