Researchers in Ottawa are working with Canadian startups, multinational companies and other partners to develop smart technologies to transform our homes and support aging in place—a concept that is widely embraced in these COVID times.
Economical off-the-shelf sensors, novel new sensors and other devices are being adapted and enhanced to help older adults stay healthy, safe and independent, while reducing pressures on caregivers and the health-care system.
The ground-breaking work is connected to an AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub called SAM3 (Sensors and Analytics for Monitoring Mobility and Memory), launched in 2017 to address mobility and memory challenges faced by older adults. SAM3 is a partnership between AGE-WELL, Bruyère Research Institute and Carleton University.
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