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Unobtrusive in-home monitoring using wireless signals offers exciting possibilities for health care

Imagine a future where your home could monitor your health and daily activities without cameras or wearable devices. There was a time this type of technology or idea only existed in science fiction, but researchers at the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel-UW...

Improving care with virtual education in long-term care

Ontario’s long-term care homes will have access to high-quality virtual education on person-centred care. The Ontario Ontario CLRI at the RIA is once again offering training through the Personal Support Worker Education Fund.  The training is funded by the Ontario...

New technology uses sensors to collect information at home and support healthy aging

In recent years, smart home devices have become more and more popular. Items such as smart thermostats, home security systems and home assistants are becoming commonplace in many homes. These devices are often controlled by cell phones and collect data to help us live...

UWaterloo and RIA announce search for Schlegel Chair in Technology for Healthy Aging

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and the Department of Systems Design Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo are excited to announce the search for the next Schlegel Chair in Technology for Healthy Aging. This Chair will...

Technology on the International Space Station supports aging research at the RIA

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are helping a research team based at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) develop strategies for healthy aging. The research is made possible through technology aboard the ISS that is being operated...

Using technology for a better understanding of sleep

Sleep is an essential part of health and well-being – it helps with cognition, mitigates depression and boosts the immune system. Age can impact sleep, and for older adults who live with dementia, sleep can become even more disrupted. Researchers at the RIA are...
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