Public Webinar Series website


Are you an older adult or caregiver? Are you interested in the latest technology and aging research?
Do you want to know about the innovative work happening across Canada and how it can benefit you and your family member?

Join us for our public webinar series. Older adults, caregivers, members of the public, researchers, trainees and professionals in the aging and technology space are all welcome to attend. You will learn about new products, projects, and ideas coming out of AGE-WELL, Canada’s Technology and Aging Network.

Let’s start a conversation about technology and aging.

robinovitchPredicting and Preventing Falls using Technology
Date & Time:  Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 2:00PM ET

Speakers: Dr. Steve Robinovitch, Professor, Simon Fraser University, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and School of Engineering Science


Description: Falls are the largest cause of injuries in adults over age 65. Webinar participants will learn about new technologies being developed to predict, detect and prevent falls and fall-related injuries in long term care environments. Come and discover how real life data, acquired both through networks of video cameras and with wearable sensors is being used to predict falls and explore low cost solutions for fall prevention including flooring, fall mats, padded furniture and wearable protective gear.

speakersTraining the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
Date & Time:  Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 2:00PM ET

Speakers: Dr. Richard McAloney, Director of Entrepreneurship, the Impact Centre & Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, CEO, Braze Mobility Inc.

Description: The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto is an AGE-WELL core facility in entrepreneurship. Webinar participants will learn about the Impact Centre and the type of entrepreneurship and mentoring support they provide to researchers and trainees. Explore how AGE-WELL and the Impact Centre are working together to fuel entrepreneurship and nurture startups in the field of technology and aging, and come hear the first-hand experience of an entrepreneur that has benefited from entrepreneurship training.


Archived Webinars

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 2:00PM ET
Speakers: Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law & Valerie Le Blanc, Staff Lawyer, British Columbia Law Institute

Consent & Capacity Part I
May 15, 2018
Speaker: Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law

Can I Help You? The Future of Socially Assistive Robots in Healthcare
April 9, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Goldie Nejat, Professor, University of Toronto, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The Application of an Equity Lens to the Development of Technology for Older Adults
February 22, 2018
Speakers: Dr. Karen M. Kobayashi, Associate Professor and Research Affiliate, University of Victoria and Dr. Simon Carroll, Research Associate, University of Victoria

Using Technology to Detect Pain in Older Adults with Dementia
January 23, 2018
Speakers: Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Professor and Research Chair in Aging and Health Psychology, University of Regina & Dr. Babak Taati, Scientist at Toronto Rehab – UHN

The Opportunity of the Older Consumer
December 6, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Sixsmith, Scientific Director, AGE-WELL

Using Technology and Speech to Track Alzheimer’s
November 14, 2017
Speaker: Frank Rudzicz, Scientist, Toronto Rehab Institute/University of Toronto

How can technology help you locate your wandering family member when they are experiencing dementia?
October 3, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Lili Liu, lead investigator for the project and chair of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta