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SFU project aims to put controllers in hands of seniors

Aug 27 2015

From: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2015/08/19/sfu-project-aims-to-put-controllers-in-hands-of-seniors By Patrick Colvin Wednesday, August 19, 2015 5:09:28 PDT PM Pass the controller and move aside children — it’s time for grandma and grandpa to play. A Simon Fraser University project that received funding on Aug. 18 as part of the AGE-WELL national research network is looking to research, create, and commercialize digital gaming

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CFP: SENIORS AND TECHNOLOGIES | ISSUES OF INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION

Aug 27 2015

From: http://www.cjc-online.ca/index.php/journal/announcement/view/210 Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Communication Guest Editors: Houssein Charmarkeh and Martine Lagacé Information and communication technologies (ICT) are ubiquitous and omnipresent in our society. They shape the way we live, work and interact. However, all members of society do not enjoy equal access to the opportunities offered by this “information society”

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Can playing video games help seniors age better?

Aug 26 2015

From: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/can-playing-video-games-help-seniors-age-better-1.3202586 A new research project launched by Simon Fraser University is exploring how seniors might benefit from playing video games. Andrew Sixsmith is a professor of gerontology and the scientific director of Age Well, a national research network looking at technology and aging. “We need to make the devices easier to use for people and

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Des technologies pour une vieillesse digne et épanouie

Aug 19 2015

Par Didier Oti | francais@rcinet.ca http://www.rcinet.ca/fr/2015/08/18/des-technologies-pour-une-vieillesse-digne-et-epanouie/ Vingt-cinq équipes de chercheurs canadiens vont travailler sur des projets de pointe afin d’améliorer les conditions de vie des personnes âgées et leurs aidants naturels. Le réseau AGE-WELL ou Vieillir en beauté dans divers environnements en mettant la technologie au service du bien-être, de l’engagement et d’une longue vie

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AGE-WELL’S MISSION

Aug 18 2015

You may not feel the ground shifting beneath your feet, but Canada faces an unstoppable tectonic shift in our demographics. Statistics Canada projects that by the year 2030 almost one in four of us will be 65 years of age and older. We will also be living longer. Projections indicate that by the year 2063

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