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AGE-WELL Webinar Series: How AGE-WELL Technology is Changing Homes of the Future & Promoting Independence for All
AGE-WELL takes a unique approach to technology development by engaging all stakeholders from the beginning to ensure technologies can help older adults age in place and maintain their independence for as long as possible. In this webinar, participants will:
• Learn about how AGE-WELL has advanced the development of technologies to enhance the home lives of Canadian seniors and their caregivers
• Understand the global context of technology and aging and where Canada fits
• Discover examples of successful AGE-WELL innovations being implemented today

Apr 24, 2019 2:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Scientific Director @AGE-WELL NCE
Alex Mihailidis, Ph.D., P.Eng., is the Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology at the University of Toronto and Toronto Rehab Institute. He is also the Scientific Director of the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence, which focuses on the development of new technologies and services for older adults. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (U of T) and in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (U of T), with a cross appointment in the Department of Computer Science (U of T). He has been conducting research in the field of pervasive computing and intelligent systems in health for the past 15 years, having published over 150 journal papers, conference papers, and abstracts in this field. He has specifically focused on the development of intelligent home systems for elder care and wellness, technology for children with autism, and adaptive tools for nurses and clinical applications.