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A new technology opens up a new world

(Français) Richard Ratcliffe, soon to be 91, has had his life transformed over the past three years thanks to Connections, an AGE-WELL-supported communications platform designed to prevent social isolation by keeping older adults in contact with family and friends. Life had become lonely for...

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Sensor systems for the smart home

(Français) Mobility and memory problems are among the most common challenges experienced by older adults—a reality that is not lost on Mary Huang, an engineer and MBA who has looked after her aging parents for several years. The Ottawa resident stopped travelling and then...

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Profile: Dr. Rita Orji

(Français) Dr. Rita Orji says her experience as an AGE-WELL trainee while doing postdoctoral work at McGill University helped her to see the sheer scope of what could be accomplished in the field of technology and aging. These days, Dr. Orji is an assistant...

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An emotionally supportive virtual assistant

(Français) A virtual assistant that can verbally prompt people living with Alzheimer’s disease to carry out daily tasks at home—such as handwashing—could vastly improve peoples’ independence and support their caregivers. But imagine if the voice and instructions could take into account an individual’s personality...

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