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Behind the scenes at the AGE-WELL Summer Institute 2016: devising real-world solutions

Sep 14 2016

(Français) For Edwin Fong, AGE-WELL’s inaugural Summer Institute was one of the most exhilarating, profound and exhausting learning experiences of his life. And he would do it again in a heartbeat. “It was the most intensive and inspiring training that I have ever done,” says Fong, an AGE-WELL trainee and a physiotherapist at Toronto Rehabilitation

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AGE-WELL Scientific Director named to expert panel on transportation needs of an aging population

Aug 29 2016

(Français) Dr. Alex Mihailidis, AGE-WELL Scientific Director, has been appointed to a new Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) Expert Panel on the Transportation Needs of an Aging Population. The panel is tasked with assessing how technology and innovation can help the Canadian transportation system adapt to the needs of an aging population. “I am looking

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Nurturing future leaders: AGE-WELL announces 22 funding awards for emerging researchers

Aug 23 2016

(Français) Twenty-two young researchers from 10 institutions across Canada have been selected to receive 2016 AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards in Technology and Aging. “Training the next generation of researchers and entrepreneurs in the fast-growing field of technology and aging is core to AGE-WELL’s mission,” says AGE-WELL Scientific Director Dr. Andrew Sixsmith. “We are absolutely

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Canadian Technology that Uses Speech to Track Alzheimer’s Captures First Prize at AGE-WELL Pitch Competition  

Jul 26 2016

(Français) Toronto, July 26, 2016: A new technology that analyzes a person’s natural speech to detect and monitor Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders has won the AGE-WELL Pitch Competition: Technology to Support People with Dementia. The new tablet-based assessment tool records short samples of a person’s speech as they describe a picture – even a

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First Annual AGE-WELL Technology Pitch Competition To Showcase Solutions To Support People With Dementia

Jul 19 2016

Toronto ON, July 19, 2016: Ten innovators from Canada and around the world will participate in the first-ever AGE-WELL Pitch Competition: Technology to Support People with Dementia. The competition will showcase a wide range of technology solutions that address the many challenges faced by people living with dementia. Each finalist will deliver a fast-paced, five-minute

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