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AGE-WELL Project 6.3: PAIN-ASSESS – Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an Automated Pain Detection System for Older Adults with Dementia

Jan 18 2016

(Français) The irony is inescapable:  a research project on technology that demands a gruelling form of human labour. For as much as 50 hours a week over a period of several months, a team at the University of Regina has been staring at video screens, manually coding different non-verbal pain expressions—coding a mind-boggling 50-thousand frames

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AGE-WELL YEAR IN REVIEW

Dec 30 2015

AGE-WELL took years of planning, followed by months of frantic activity to launch. But the scientific directors could point to a single October day in Calgary as the most memorable and satisfying.  It was the first conference and Annual General Meeting for the new Network of Centres of Excellence. “The day that we had—it was

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AGE-WELL announces new funding for commercialization and knowledge mobilization initiatives

Dec 11 2015

AGE-WELL invites Canadian researchers and their teams to participate in its inaugural Strategic Investment Program competition. The new funding program supports post-discovery commercialization, business development and knowledge dissemination, mobilization, or translation activities. Successful projects should accelerate Canadian innovation and economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life for older adults or caregivers. The maximum investment available

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Recipient of AGE-WELL – Mircom Graduate Student Award Announced

Dec 03 2015

AGE-WELL and Mircom are pleased to announce that the University of Toronto’s Zain Hasan has been awarded the inaugural AGE-WELL – Mircom Graduate Student Award in Technology and Aging. This 1 year award will support his master’s project, Artificially Intelligent Fall Predictive Computer Vision System, supervised by Dr. Alex Mihailidis. The project seeks to develop

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AGE-WELL 2015: JIM MANN’S JOURNEY

Nov 24 2015

(version française) Jim Mann was once a world traveller. But the most difficult journey of his life began in a mundane location in 2007. While walking through a small airport, he suddenly realized he had no idea of where he was or what to do next. Before long he was undergoing tests which led to

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