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Wearable therapy

Mar 21 2018

(Français)   A Toronto research team has created clothing with a special something inside that delivers therapy in a whole new way. The novel shirt and pants are designed to help reawaken muscles in people with upper or lower limb paralysis caused by stroke or spinal cord injury. The clothing is embedded with electrodes that

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Dr. Alex Mihailidis appointed to Executive Board of Active and Assisted Living Association

Dr. Alex Mihailidis appointed to Executive Board of Active and Assisted Living Association

Mar 08 2018

(Français) Congratulations to Dr. Alex Mihailidis, AGE-WELL Scientific Director, on being elected a Vice President of the Active and Assisted Living Association. The association manages the Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme, which is a global pioneer in the technology and aging sector. The AAL Programme funds applied research for developing ICT-based (information & communication

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Homes that adapt to you

Mar 05 2018

(Français) For people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, home can become an unsafe environment. Now imagine a “smart home” that is loaded with sensors to help people stay safe and independent for as long as possible. AGE-WELL researchers are working to make this a reality in the next few years. The goal is to

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Simplifying Internet health information

Feb 23 2018

(Français) An alarming 88 per cent of Canadian seniors are considered to have low health literacy and struggle to understand and trust online health information. A new tool now being developed with AGE-WELL support will simplify digital health information by instantly transforming online text to a person’s reading level. “This tool has the potential to

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What happens to ‘lifespace’ and mobility of older people with dementia when they stop driving?

Feb 20 2018

(Français) AGE-WELL network members are part of an innovative pilot study taking place on the streets of Toronto. The study involves investigators from AGE-WELL, Baycrest Health Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and industry partner SafeTracks™ GPS Canada Inc., with funding from the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). It combines wearable GPS technology and

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