On June 7 – 9, 2017, family care partners, researchers, students, and government and industry stakeholders came together to explore how technology can better support care partners and the care partner-care recipient relationship.
The perspective of the care partner was of critical importance to this think tank, and each care partner in attendance shared their experiences and insights. As a result, researchers, designers, and industry partners gained a better understanding of what they need to consider when designing new technologies. Several key considerations were identified to ensure assistive technologies are relevant, practical, and most importantly, meet the needs of the care partner.
At least 12 knowledge mobilization projects are under development to advance this agenda.
The workshop was co-funded by the RIA, AGE-WELL, CIHR, SCA, and the Quebec Network for Research on Aging.