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 … Continue reading Carleton Joins National Network to Assist Seniors in Maintaining Health and Independence (Carleton University)
The Bruyère Research Institute (BRI) is pleased to announce the involvement of several of its researchers in an innovative new Network of Centres of Excellence program – AGE-WELL. AGE-WELL is a pan-Canadian network of industry, non-profit, government, health and social care providers, and academic partners working together to assist older citizens in maintaining their independence, … Continue reading Bruyère Research Institute part of $36.6 million AGE-WELL Network
Computer Games Project receives additional funding from MITACS (August 2014) Dr. Frank Knoefel, Dr. Vanessa Taler, Michael Breau, Lisa Sweet, Dr. Andrew Frank, Bruce Wallace and Dr. Rafik Goubran have received additional funding from Mitacs (matching funds) for their project, “Mild Cognitive Impairment: Can Decline to Dementia be Monitored and Delayed by Computer-Based Games?”. This … Continue reading Computer Games Project receives additional funding from MITACS
Dr. Frank Knoefel, Dr. Rafik Goubran, Dr. Martin Bilodeau, Dr. Jeff Jutai and Dr. Heidi Sveistrup have received $19,239 from the Bruyère Academic Medical Organization Incentive Funds to further explore characteristics of center of pressure, using a pressure-sensitive mat, in community based older adults who have recently been discharged from Bruyère Geriatric Rehabilitation and Day … Continue reading BAMO awards 19k to Centre of Pressure Project
Dr. Frank Knoefel, Dr. Vanessa Taler, Michael Breau, Lisa Sweet, Dr. Andrew Frank, Bruce Wallace and Dr. Rafik Goubran have received $50,000 from the Bruyère Research Institute (BRI) Growth Funds to support the research on the impact of computer games to delay decline and remotely monitor changes for individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment. See Research … Continue reading 50k awarded to TAFETA from BRI Growth Funds
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Demographic trends clearly show that the Canadian population is aging. In Ottawa alone, the number of seniors is now approximately 103,000 and will more than double to 230,576 by 2031. Furthermore, research indicates that the majority of older adults across Canada prefer to remain in their home as long as possible. In addition, the ability … Continue reading Smart Technologies in Affordable Seniors Housing (CMHC Research Highlight)
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Le mot d'ordre était le même des deux côtés de la rivière des Outaouais, hier, dans le cadre de la journée internationale des personnes âgées : il faut leur donner les moyens de vieillir à la maison. « Quand ces personnes commencent à perdre de la mobilité ou la mémoire, on veut pouvoir leur fournir … Continue reading Donner les moyens de vieillir à la maison (Le Droit)
Des maisons intelligentes pour les aînés (Ottawa Business Journal, 28 janvier 2010) Grâce à un système de censeurs installés sur des appareils ménagers reliés à un ordinateur qui peut recenser le bien-être et l’état de santé des résidents, les aînés pourraient être en mesure de rester dans leur maison plus longtemps. Cette initiative est issue … Continue reading Des maisons intelligentes pour les aînés (Ottawa Business Journal)