Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Assistive Technologies for Seniors

Did you know we have an institute at uToronto that specializes in R and D on this topic?

Driven by a P. Eng, who heads an OT department, I was treated to some fine developments by their department.

I was treated to a presentation by Alex Mihailidis, Ph.D., P.Eng., Associate Professor,
Director, Intelligent Assistive Technology & Systems Lab. He is located in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto.
Presented by the Lanark County Chapter of CARP, hosted in Almonte's Civitan Club.

Of course, we know that seniors eschew technology, don't we?! I
 respectfully demand we stand up and be counted!

 This is the grand myth of young folk who profess to want to drag us luddites screaming into the new millennium. They forget that we learned it at work, and now use it for play. We once tried to buy a superphone for my dad, but the Bell salesman did not know what a decibel was as we tried to compare phones!

There are many sources of information if you are searching for help, not to mention a wide range of products.
Here is the research:

What does IASTL know about assistive devices?

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