AGE-WELL: Core Facility

Andrew Sixsmith
http://age-well.ca

Abstract

A globally aging population demands innovative approaches to ensure people across societies can live and age well. In particular, there is a need to move from health and social agendas that emphasize dependency as we age, to ones that promote healthy aging and independence. AGE-WELL is a pan-Canadian network of industry, non-profit organizations, government, care providers, end-users, and academic partners working together using high-quality research to drive innovation and create technologies and services that benefit older adults. Our vision is to harness and build upon the potential of emerging and advanced technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), e-health, information communication technologies (ICTs), and mobile technologies to stimulate technological, social, and policy innovation. We aim to help older Canadians maintain their independence, health and quality of life through accessible technologies that increase their safety and security, support their independent living, and enhance their social participation. AGE-WELL will strengthen Canada’s international leadership in the design, development and commercialization of technology that supports the health and well-being of older adults. Our vision includes the creation of capacity for Canada to further establish its position as a global leader in the development and deployment of these technologies.