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EPIC Conference Panel: Imagining the Future of AgeTech

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT




Join us for an AGE-WELL and NHSA co-hosted session on the future of the AgeTech sector. This session will cover opportunities in AgeTech globally as a field, opportunities in designing for older adults, and the skills and competencies trainees and ERCs must develop to be successful in the AgeTech sector. We will feature short talks from our panelists, with a moderated Q&A to follow.


WHEN: June 16, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT



Dr. Lynne Corner is Director of Engagement, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University. She leads for Voice North – a large organisation established to harness the insights and experience of the public for research and innovation. She also leads for Patient Involvement for the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre and is a member of INVOLVE.

Lee Omar, Ninja & Safe Steps, Founder/CEO. Lee harnesses the power of data to empower people to live their best 100 year lives. They do this through the Safe Steps Digital Care Platform that ensures the Right Data is acted on at the Right Time to provide the Right Care and health services to empower us to Age Well. Safe Steps digital health products reduce falls by 28% and connect care home residents with GPs in real-time to manage COVID. He is an expert in Artificial Intelligence for Digital Health apps.

Andrew Sixsmith, PhD, is the Associate Scientific Director of AGE-WELL NCE, Director of the SFU STAR (Science and Technology for Aging Research) Institute, and a professor in the SFU Gerontology department. He is past President of the International Society of Gerontechnology and was previously Director of the Gerontology Research Centre and Deputy Director of the IRMACS Centre at SFU.



Dr. Aaron Yurkewich’s current focus at Imperial College London is in creating networks that bring multiple stakeholders together in the technology ideation phase and supporting these projects as they progress to commercialization. His PhD work at the University of Toronto / Toronto Rehabilitation Institute focussed on the development and evaluation of an open-source, lightweight and easy-to-use robotic ‘HERO Glove’ that enables individuals with hand impairment to extend their hand and grip with more force.


Co-hosted by AGE-WELL NCE and Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA)


June 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm