KDDI Research, Inc. and Iwate Medical University Iwate Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization have started joint research utilizing big data to extend healthy lifespan.

The aim of the research will be to analyze data related to objective behavioural habits using wearable terminals and by combining Artificial Intelligence (AI). In addition, they’ll be establishing an index of biological age that indicates the degree of health from the state of genes (epigenome) that changes depending on lifestyle and clarifying what kind of behaviour affects health and healthy life expectancy.

Biological information will be obtained from the next-generation biobank constructed in the genome cohort by the “Tohoku Medical Megabank Project“, which is a research and development assistance project promoted by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).

For more details, please visit the AMED dedicated page here