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At the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA), we work collaboratively with researchers, industry experts, organizations, and community members on research projects that focus on advancing our understanding of aging, and support the development of new approaches, tools, and education that will improve the quality of life and care for older adults everywhere.

Barriers and facilitators for implementing safety flooring for injury prevention in long-term care

This project gathered feedback from a range of stakeholder groups regarding safety flooring, and potential barriers and facilitators for implementing this technology within care...Read More

Exploring the efficacy of portable lift-assist devices relative to large mechanical lifts to lift fallen residents

The purpose of this project is to determine if emerging portable lift-assist technologies provide a viable solution to address care partners concerns and limitations...Read More

Injury-Prevention Safety Flooring User Experience Study

In laboratory settings, safety flooring reduces the impacts of falls without affecting balance and mobility. This project tests safety flooring in 5 retirement suites...Read More

Older Adult population to use protective head wear products as a preventative method for fall related head injuries

The main objective of this project is to gain an insight into the willingness of older adults to use protective head wear products...Read More

Wearable technology implementation to prevent fall-related hip fractures in older

Wearable hip protectors have many benefits for residents (e.g., reduced hip fractures) and for long-term care homes (e.g., reduced costs associated with severe injuries),...Read More

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