An obstacle-detection system for wheelchairs

By Margaret Polanyi and Annie Atkinson A Toronto team has created an add-on system that can transform a regular wheelchair into a “smart” wheelchair able...

Caregiver worries less with digital health

Cheryl Ford has less to worry about since her mother Nancy Huyck, who lives alone with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), has been using...

New technology for an age-old problem

By Anthony Remaud and Michaela Berniquez A team at Ottawa’s Saint-Louis Residence is working at improving falls detection systems in long-term care (LTC) homes. They’ve...

Robots: The next frontier in seniors’ independence

By Annie Atkinson Within a few years, older Canadians could have their own affordable, mobile, intelligent robots specifically designed to help them stay healthy, independent...

Take your medicine: Can technology help?

By Tim Pauley It is estimated that half of us don’t take our medications properly. The consequences for individuals, and the health care system are...

An in-depth look at innovations in the senior sector

By Ilan Mester Picture this: a person living with the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) attends their grandchild’s seventh birthday party. They want...