This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to aging, technology and gerontechnology. Themes include:

  • user perspectives and preferences
  • adoption
  • use to support function
  • use to support aging in place
  • use to support persons with cognitive impairment and dementia
  • use to support informal caregivers
  • issues around access and equity

This article describes the development of a home based wheelchair skills training program delivered using a computer tablet that was designed using a participatory action design with older adults.

This study examined the associations among self-care or mobility limitations, use of assistive devices or personal help, and well-being while giving special attention to 3 dimensions of well-being and older adults’ educational attainment.

The authors describe a study which assessed how a new metric, average in-home gait speed (AIGS) measured using a low-cost, continuous monitoring system differs to a set of traditional assessments for mobility and fall-risk in the elderly.

The authors of this article review the state-of-the-art in wearable technology for the care of the elderly. Considerations for future trends are also explored.

This article describes a study which explored data gathered from sensors in independent living apartments to predict falls and pre-fall changes over a continuous period.

The authors conducted indepth interviews with older adults who had a sensor monitoring system installed in their homes to understand their perceptions of the technology

On April 17th 2018, Jenna Gibss gave this presentation brought to you by Osteoporosis Canada and Women’s College Hospital to increase your knowledge on emerging best practices in exercise for muscle and bone strength in aging. To view a copy of the presentation in PDF format click here.

Thurs. May 17th from 12-1 PM EST join presenters Anna Rusak and Sue Hochu as they discuss the association between oral diseases and diabetes, osteoporosis, respiratory and heart diseases, nutritional deficiencies, development of frailty and more. To learn more or to register click here.

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Tuesday May 1, 2018 from 12-1PM EST. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, typically progressive, inflammatory mediated disease resulting in demyelination of the central nervous system. Although MS can lead to motor, sensory, psychological, and cognitive deficits, falls prevention for people with MS has only recently received attention in research or clinical arenas. Fortunately, falls are now recognized as a considerable consequence of MS. Research to date has also highlighted the importance of recognizing and addressing diverse influences on fall risk.


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