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AGE-WELL announces over $500,000 in funding for new research projects

Aug 09 2018

(Français) A smart light system to improve sleep quality in people living with dementia. A gait-training device for older adults with multiple sclerosis. A study looking at the usability of ‘video-game style’ driver rehabilitation after stroke. These are among 11 new projects receiving grants totalling over $500,000 through AGE-WELL’s 3rd Catalyst Funding Program. Led by

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Smart beds: Monitoring health during sleep

Jun 27 2018

(Français) Imagine a bed that monitors an older adult’s health while they sleep and alerts a health-care provider if there are potential problems. That’s the goal of an AGE-WELL project that uses pressure sensor technology to help predict and prevent health problems by analyzing clues such as movement, breathing and fluid retention. Pressure ulcers are

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High-tech in-home therapy

Jun 05 2018

(Français) For older adults recovering from stroke, an advanced “telerobotic” rehabilitation system developed by researchers in London, Ontario opens the door to a new supervised in-home therapy. The AGE-WELL-supported team is now testing its system with the goal of delivering frequent, low-cost, individualized therapy at home for older stroke survivors. The system, which incorporates haptic-

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