R&D ProjectsEvaluation of Effectiveness of Intergenerational Co-creative Community on ME-BYO
Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies / School of Medicine, Keio University
General Description of the Research Project
Escalating medical and care costs impose a substantial burden upon the young and future generations, with the declining birth rate and aging population. Therefore, maintaining and improving physical and mental health are needed both for the young and the elderly.
This project will develop a model for improving health and restraining care needs through community-wide efforts based on intergenerational co-creation as well as individual efforts, focusing on “ME-BYO” (between healthy and sick states), an idea from oriental medicine. Specifically, we will develop a tool that allows individuals to monitor their health condition and address their ME-BYO in daily life, and an evaluation system that provides the base for an appropriate intervention program for individuals. In addition, we will develop a streetscape plan that encourages people to take a walk for movement and a system in which regional coordinators can help people live lives worth living by bringing generations together, realizing an intergenerational co-creative community that proactively addresses the ME-BYO issues.