Carleton Joins National Network to Assist Seniors in Maintaining Health and Independence (Carleton University)

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AGE-WELL, short for Aging Gracefully across Environments Using Technology for Wellness, Engagement, and Long Life, will develop solutions to some of the major challenges facing our aging population. The NCE project, based at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, will stimulate technological, social and policy innovations that support aging well by harnessing the potential of emerging and advanced technologies.

“Carleton is a national leader in the development of accessible technologies,” said Rafik Goubran, professor and dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design. “AGE-WELL will play a critical role in helping older Canadians maintain their independence.”

Goubran, along with Dr. Frank Knoefel, physician at the Bruyère Memory Program and adjunct professor at Carleton, will co-lead a multimillion dollar segment of AGE-WELL that will develop technology for the prevention and reduction of disease and disability. As part of this research theme, Goubran and Knoefel will head a project called AMBI-MON, orAmbient-Based Physiological and Functional Monitoring, that will be conducted at Carleton University and the Bruyère Research Institute.

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