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Wearable therapy

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...

Digital health could improve care for Canadian seniors

By Shelagh Maloney In February 2018, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a report that shows the care Canadian seniors receive falls short...

Smart beds: Monitoring health during sleep

By Linda Huestis Imagine a bed that monitors an older adult’s health while they sleep and alerts a health-care provider if there are potential problems. That’s...

Workshop inspires students to brainstorm senior-sector innovations

By Ilan Mester Often times, the best ideas surface when people with different perspectives join forces. Recently, the Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health...

Innovation in aging and brain health

By David Stoller It is an undeniable reality that as the global population ages, all countries must improve their involvement in helping manage and care...

Preventing falls and reducing injuries when they happen

By Sean Mallen He did not know it at the time, but the boyhood experience of helping his grandmother navigate the icy sidewalks of Winnipeg...

Empathy is a strong suit: Aging simulation

His jumpsuit is tightened by straps that bend him over to restrict his movements. Weights are applied to his arms and legs to burden...

An obstacle-detection system for wheelchairs

By Margaret Polanyi and Annie Atkinson A Toronto team has created an add-on system that can transform a regular wheelchair into a “smart” wheelchair able...

Caregiver worries less with digital health

Cheryl Ford has less to worry about since her mother Nancy Huyck, who lives alone with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), has been using...

New technology for an age-old problem

By Anthony Remaud and Michaela Berniquez A team at Ottawa’s Saint-Louis Residence is working at improving falls detection systems in long-term care (LTC) homes. They’ve...

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