WS22 - Community Mobility, Participation and Health

Session Information
Session ID: 
WS22
Date & Time: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Location: 
Washington A, Ballroom Level
Session Description
Session Type: 
Abstract: 

This workshop will highlight TechSAge RERC and AGE-WELL NCE research and development focused on assistive and mobile technologies to facilitate aging in the community. With an emphasis on evidence-based design, participants will discuss ongoing work aimed at understanding user needs, evaluating effectiveness of current technologies and development of the next generation of assistive and mobile technologies to assist seniors with disabilities maintain mobility and health. Specific topics include problems experienced with getting around the outdoor environment, limitations in current mobility aids, assistive devices to aid mobility and new software applications aimed at enhancing participation through increased mobility and health management. 

Presenter(s)

Jon Sanford, M. Arch

Sarah Melgen, MPH, BSID

Alex Mihailidis,  BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng

Hajer Chalghoumi, PhD