Profile: Mackenzie Martin

Jan 12 2017

(Français) At age 22, Mackenzie Martin is casting a wide net in the hope that one day her research will improve the lives of aging populations in Canada and around the world. In the summer of 2016, the AGE-WELL trainee travelled to the Netherlands for a “life-changing” experience. Her destination: De Hogeweyk, a village for

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AGE-WELL’s first Innovators of Tomorrow

Jan 11 2017

 (Français) Eighty-seven trainees are the first to earn AGE-WELL Innovators of Tomorrow Certificates—a major step for emerging researchers and young professionals in their journey to become the next generation of leaders in the field of technology and aging. “Congratulations to the trainees who have obtained these certificates, which demonstrate their transferable skills and comprehensive knowledge

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Partner Profile: CrossWing Inc.

Dec 15 2016

(Français) Robotics company CrossWing Inc. is like a lot of Canadian startups. It has promising technology and it’s looking to make the leap to a marketable commercial product. AGE-WELL is helping to bridge the gap by giving the Markham, Ont., company access to world-class research, practical testing opportunities and potential business partners. “AGE-WELL’s mission is

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AGE-WELL startup tests “smart” glove that reduces hand tremors

Dec 14 2016

(Français) As a student of civil engineering, Mark Elias learned how to stabilize buildings against earthquakes and wind vibration. Now, he’s applying that knowledge to a problem that affects millions of people worldwide: hand tremors. Elias and colleagues have developed a glove that uses the same ‘vibration damping’ technology that he studied at university and

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