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Carleton University and the Bruyère Research Institute have established a three-year strategic health tech partnership with a research focus on remote and virtual care. New applications in biomedical engineering, software, sensors and simulators extend the collaboration between the institutions. This collaboration looks to combine Carleton’s expertise in engineering, design, IT, social work and policy with Bruyère’s focus on remote and virtual care for aging Canadians through clinical and residential care.

“Our goal is to accelerate promising research, generate new opportunities for collaboration, provide experiential learning opportunities for students, and engage industry, government and community partners. In this way, we can co-create novel solutions to improve the quality of health-care delivery.’’

Rafik Goubran, vice-president (Research and International) at Carleton University.

Carleton University and the Bruyère Research Institute Announce Strategic New Partnership with Health Tech Focus


  • Accelerate promising research
  • Generate new opportunities for collaboration
  • Provide experiential learning opportunities for students
  • Engage industry, government and community partners
  • Co-create novel solutions to improve the quality of health-care delivery

Best Buy Health, AGE-WELL, Bruyère Research Institute and Carleton University Partner on Aging in Place Research


Carleton and Bruyère have established a platform that facilitates knowledge mobility through resources and expertise. Cross-disciplinary efforts and industry collaboration prove essential in enabling technology solutions for aging Canadians.

Sensors and Analytics for Monitoring Mobility and Memory (SAM3) researchers work alongside graduate and undergraduate students in investigating a variety of health-tech solutions, sparking innovative research related to the well-being of Canada’s aging population.

The work reflects Carleton’s research commitment to supporting post-pandemic efforts and strategic initiatives in health, wellness and sustainability.

“The Bruyère research team’s community-based insights and clinical expertise, combined with Carleton strengths in engineering and policy, creates an exceptional team that is well-positioned to tackle urgent issues and help society be better prepared for future health emergencies.”

Heidi Sveistrup, CEO and chief scientific officer of the Bruyère Research Institute and vice-president, Research and Academic Affairs

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In Partnership with AGE-WELL National Innovation hub – Carleton and Bruyère have introduced SAM3. SAM3 enables stakeholder interaction to generate new ideas to co-create technology-based solutions and services for older adults. It will be a platform for knowledge innovation and exchange to ensure new technologies get from the lab to people as quickly as possible with and through partner companies.

This collaborative effort looks to create cross-disciplinary partnerships, focusing research efforts on investigating in-home sensor-based technology that monitor the well-being of aging individuals.

Age Well portraits taken at Bruyere Hospital in Ottawa February 2020.

SAM3 Projects

SAMis able to outfit homes complete with monitoring sensors through a wide array of applications of different technologies. Pressure sensors, heat/current detectors and motion sensors are just some of the different technologies incorporated into living spaces.

SAM3 Research Team


ARISE Building

The Advanced Research and Innovation in Smart Environments (ARISE) houses the AGE WELL SAM3 National Innovation Hub.