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Ottawa Citizen: The smart apartment could change the future of aging in Canada

Carleton University, aging, mobility, smart apartment, seniors, health, Bruyère Research Institute, The Sensors and Analytics for Monitoring Mobility and Memory hub, AGE-WELLIt looks like a typical one-bedroom seniors apartment, but hidden inside are a series of sensors that could change the future of aging in Canada.

The apartment, located inside Ottawa’s Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, is a living laboratory that comes equipped with technology that gathers information to help identify memory and mobility issues.

The Sensors and Analytics for Monitoring Mobility and Memory hub is a joint project of the Bruyère Research Institute, Carleton University and AGE-WELL, the country’s technology and aging network. It is the first of its kind in Canada and those involved say they hope it leads to the development and testing of new technologies to help seniors remain in their homes longer and more safely.

The hub was unveiled Monday.

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