Using technology to predict the degree of social isolation and loneliness in older adults

Jul 17 2020

(Français) Social isolation and loneliness are common in older adults, especially during COVID-19. But these problems aren’t always easy to spot. What if technology could help? Dr. Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen, a postdoctoral fellow in linguistics and languages at McMaster University and Brock University in Ontario, sees the effect of social isolation and loneliness in the language

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Startup developing ‘effortless’ patient-transfer technology wins AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Toronto competition

Jul 16 2020

(Français) Able Innovations, a Toronto startup working on an automated patient-transfer technology, has won the second competition in the three-part AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge. Jayiesh Singh, founder and CEO of Able Innovations, told judges at the livestreamed event that the company’s DELTA Platform allows a single caregiver to transfer a person in a safe and

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AGE-WELL funds entrepreneurs to tackle COVID-19

Jul 13 2020

(Français) Dr. Victor Fernandez (University of Alberta) and Azadeh Dastmalchi (University of Ottawa) are the most recent recipients of AGE-WELL’s Emerging Entrepreneur Award. These $25,000 awards provide entrepreneurs with financial resources, mentorship, and training to kickstart or scale their businesses. In a departure from previous years, the 2020 Emerging Entrepreneur Award was targeted specifically at

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AGE-WELL invests over $10-million in 22 new research projects

Jul 09 2020

(Français) Advancing technology-based solutions to support older adults and their caregivers AGE-WELL NCE Inc. (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life) is pleased to announce funding for 22 new research projects that leverage technology to address the needs and challenges of older adults and their caregivers. The total investment

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Two AgeTech startups tie for first place at the National Impact Challenge: Atlantic Competition

Jul 02 2020

(Français) AGE-WELL’s three part National Impact Challenge kicked off with five startups from the Atlantic region pitching their technology and aging solutions in June. The livestreamed event also featured an engaging panel on the Future of AgeTech with Dr. Zayna Khayat, Future Strategist, SE Health; John Hamblin, Co-founder of Halifax’s Startup Canada and Aging2.0 chapters;

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