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Developing tools to assist people with cognitive decline benefit from home monitoring technologies

Dr. Dorothy Kessler, PhD OT

Award: 2020 Compassion and Technology Fellow

  • Person-centered care
  • Wearable technology

Over 747,000 Canadians are living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia which can create difficulties with daily activities, affecting ability to remain safely at home. Home monitoring technologies provide the opportunity to detect functional change in real time. The Collaborative Aging Research Using Technology (CART) platform is a home monitoring technology that uses sensors throughout the home to continuously track everyday activities. Dorothy will work to ensure people with MCI benefit from the platform and can remain safely in their homes.