AGE-WELL Project Profile: WP1.1 RRITE – Gauging the technology needs of indigenous and rural/remote individuals

Feb 03 2016

(Français) Elder care was part of Carrie Bourassa’s childhood growing up in Regina.  Her great grandmother lived with the family until her death. Bourassa was raised by her Mushum (grandfather in Anishnabe).  But dementia was never part of the conversation. In adulthood, now a professor of Indigenous Health Studies at First Nations University of Canada,

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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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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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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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On Disruption and Brain Drain

Oct 08 2015

Sameer Dhar paced and pitched with the timeless ardour of a young man passionate about a good idea. “We’re a group of 20 year old guys who are willing to do whatever it takes to understand our user,” he told an audience in the Ontario College of Art and Design’s Great Hall. Then the titters

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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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