Tag Archives: AGE-WELL

AGE-WELL – National Impact Challenge Update

#AWImpact Canada’s own technology and aging network AGE-WELL has steadily grown their reputation as a dynamic research and innovation centre dedicated to improving the lives of older adults. As covered in my blog post in early May 2018, AGE-WELL announced their National Impact Challenge, a contest to encourage new and unique technology-based solutions that can

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AGE-WELL & a Canadian Design Challenge.

Since March 2015, here in Canada, we have had our very own technology and aging network AGE-WELL and they have steadily grown their reputation as a dynamic research and innovation centre dedicated to improving the lives of older adults. Following AGE-WELL on a regular basis, now with their announcement last week of their National Impact

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30 Years of Gerontechnology: Origins of an Innovation Journey

Contrary to what present-day quick screen-shot commentaries may suggest, great ideas don’t just pop up suddenly, fully packaged as catchy trends with fancy futuristic names. Great ideas emerge from the curiosity of a questioning observer, who identifies genuine human problems that want for solving, or serves an unmet need in the market. Sometimes the process

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Aging,Technology & Law: Interdisciplinary Collaborations

As with most innovative endeavours these days, where technologies are rapidly bringing changes in all spheres of research and product development, the aging and longevity field is no different – interdisciplinary collaborations are paramount to achieving any hope of success and eventual traction in finding practical and beneficial use in the market. Today, while ostensibly

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Technology and Aging in Place: Insights,Take 2

Ben was worried. It was 1967. As The Graduate, he was worried about his future. Mr. McGuire had the answer, “Just one word…. Are you listening? … Plastics…. There’s a great future in plastics.” Nearly fifty years later, listening to the presentation by Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director at AGE-WELL about Disrupting the Current Technology &

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Technology and Aging in Place: Insights,Take 1

As you think about the current cohort of older people, maybe your parents, grandparents or friends much older than you are, who are living in their own home with health and/or mobility issues – aging in place as it were, how often do you think about how technology plays a part in making this reality

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