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Design thinking and clinical living labs: Two complementary approaches for addressing complex health challenges in geriatric medicine

  • Cédric Annweiler
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    Corresponding author at: Department of Geriatric Medicine, Angers University Hospital, 49933 Angers cedex 9, France.
    Affiliations
    UNIV ANGERS, UPRES EA 4638, University of Angers, France

    Department of Geriatric Medicine and Memory Clinic, Research Center on Autonomy and Longevity, University Hospital, Angers, France

    Gérontopôle Autonomie Longévité des Pays de la Loire, France
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  • Frédéric Noublanche
    Affiliations
    UNIV ANGERS, UPRES EA 4638, University of Angers, France

    Department of Geriatric Medicine and Memory Clinic, Research Center on Autonomy and Longevity, University Hospital, Angers, France

    Gérontopôle Autonomie Longévité des Pays de la Loire, France
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  • Anne-Sophie Boureau
    Affiliations
    Gérontopôle Autonomie Longévité des Pays de la Loire, France

    Nantes Université, CHU Nantes, Pole de Gérontologie Clinique, F-44000 Nantes, France

    Nantes Université, CHU Nantes, CNRS, INSERM, l'institut du thorax, F-44000 Nantes, France
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  • Gilles Berrut
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    Gérontopôle Autonomie Longévité des Pays de la Loire, France

    Nantes Université, CHU Nantes, Pole de Gérontologie Clinique, F-44000 Nantes, France

    EA 4334 – Mobilité Interaction Performance, Université of Nantes, France
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      Design thinking and living labs are two approaches to problem solving that have gained popularity in recent years, particularly in the field of health care, and more specifically in geriatric medicine, in which the needs and expectations of older adults have long been misunderstood and underestimated. While the two approaches have some similarities, they also have some significant differences that are worth considering.

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