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AGE-WELL-supported startup uses technology to track Alzheimer’s

Sep 20 2017

(Français) WinterLight Labs is getting a lot of attention for its tablet-based assessment tool that analyzes a person’s natural speech to detect and monitor Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders. The tool records short samples of a person’s speech as they describe a picture―even a family photo―on the screen. It extracts hundreds of variables, such

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Finalists announced for AGE-WELL―HACKING HEALTH National Ideathon Competition

Sep 12 2017

(Français) Seven finalists will compete for $75,000 in cash and in-kind services at the grand finale of the AGE-WELL―HACKING HEALTH National Ideathon Competition. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 18 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM CDT at the AGE-WELL 2017 Annual Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The AGE-WELL―HACKING HEALTH National Ideathon is a

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Training the next generation: AGE-WELL announces funding awards for nine emerging researchers

Aug 25 2017

(Français) Nine young researchers from six universities and research centres across Canada are receiving 2017 AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards in Technology and Aging. “We are thrilled to be supporting and training talented young researchers so that they can be future leaders in the field of technology and aging,” says Dr. Andrew Sixsmith, Scientific

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Website helps consumers choose technologies that can locate loved ones with dementia who wander

Website helps consumers choose technologies that can locate loved ones with dementia who wander

Aug 21 2017

Website helps consumers choose technologies that can locate loved ones with dementia who wander A unique online resource that allows consumers to find the right locator device for loved ones with dementia who may wander has been launched through the support of AGE-WELL and the Alzheimer Society of Ontario. The Consumer Guideline for Locator Technologies

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AGE-WELL provides ‘Accelerator’ funding for seven research projects in technology and aging

Aug 08 2017

(Français) AGE-WELL provides ‘Accelerator’ funding for seven research projects in technology and aging An app that uses artificial intelligence to help caregivers. Back-up sensor technology for wheelchairs. A Silver Alert program to find people with dementia who wander, even when a lost person crosses provincial boundaries. These are among seven new projects receiving funding totalling

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