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Technology & Aging: Supporting our Current & Future Selves
April 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$25.00
Join us this month as Professor Alex Mihailidis discusses technology and aging. There has been significant research completed on the development of technologies to support the wellness of older adults. However, the majority of these devices have not made it to market and suffer from various limitations that make them inappropriate for an older adult to operate efficiently and effectively. In order to ensure that future technologies for aging are useful, new ways of thinking in their designs is required. This presentation will discuss the notion of disruptive technologies and how we are currently applying this concept in the design of our next generation of technologies for older adults, including how they are delivered and used by those who need them the most.
Alex Mihailidis 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 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).