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An emotionally supportive virtual assistant

Jan 04 2019

(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 and current state of mind. That’s what a new technology called

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An app for arthritis management

Dec 10 2018

(Français) A key challenge in arthritis treatment is tracking how people are doing between doctor and physiotherapist visits. A new smartphone app developed by Vancouver-based technology startup eTreatMD and tested by AGE-WELL researchers at Simon Fraser University helps fill that gap by precisely measuring swelling and other physical changes using the device’s camera. People with

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An important update from AGE-WELL

Dec 06 2018

(Français)    As you may be aware, it was announced today that the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program is being phased out over the next few years. We want to assure our community of older adults, caregivers, researchers and partners that our funding will continue unchanged to the end of our current term,

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Profile: Danette Starblanket

Dec 05 2018

(Français) Danette Starblanket’s goal is to improve the quality of life for Canada’s Indigenous People―and she believes her involvement with AGE-WELL will help her to succeed. “I think that what I’ve learned and the people I’ve met through this training will really impact my future and my career,” says Starblanket, an AGE-WELL research assistant and

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AGE-WELL’s 4th annual conference showcased innovation in action

Dec 03 2018

(Français) For Laura Ault, who is part of an Ottawa research team working on smart-home systems to help seniors and caregivers, attending AGE-WELL’s annual conference was “more than an incredible opportunity.” Ault was among over 400 researchers, trainees, older adults, caregivers and representatives from industry, government and non-profit organizations who took part in AGE-WELL 2018,

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