Rotman Research Institute Talk on Technology, Falls Prevention and Aging in Place


Dr. Frank Knoefel was an invited speaker at the Rotman Research Institute Conference on Healthy Brains held in Toronto on March 21-22, 2016. The prestigious event, which hosted more than 400 delegates including academics, researchers and clinicians, focused on brain health from birth to old-age as well as the role of emerging technology in managing care.

At the Rotman event, Dr. Knoefel discussed how sensor-based technologies can be embedded in the environment or worn on the body to monitor mobility. As part of his talk, he also provided an overview of his research team’s work with an under mattress pressure-sensitive mat to support falls prevention.