DRiVE is a funded project of
Canada's aging and technology network centre of excellence
DRiVE is an AGE-WELL funded, three-year research study investigating the partnerships and linkages among researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, industry, and citizens that are required to support health-tech and age-tech development, evaluation, commercialization and implementation.
Working to Support Tech Innovation in the Health and Aging Sector - August 12th, 2017
Artificial intelligence being used to detect Alzheimer’s early- January 22nd, 2017
- Wilfrid Laurier University researchers and two family health teams in Waterloo Region are studying the use of Artificial intelligence for Alzheimer detection.
- A tablet-based screening tool will be used with 10,000 patients to identify cognitive decline earlier than current tools, allowing for earlier personalized treatment plans.
- Early detection and intervention is key. "It's a better quality of life for themselves, certainly less burden on family and caregivers and less cost to the system."- Dr. Josephine McMurray. Read the full article here
- A 'grey wave' is advancing on Canada. As the population ages, there are enormous challenges associated with helping older adults maintain their independence and quality of life. We need to innovate, both technologically and socially..." -Dr. Josephine McMurray. Read more on Laurier's website.
‘WEiRED’ Conference in the News - June 15th, 2017
- Thank you for the wonderful write-up in Communitech News! What an amazing two days of discussion with women researchers from all over the world. The symposium revealed important insights into advancing the role of women innovators and entrepreneurs. Read the full article here.
- Hear the inside scoop from the symposium from Dr. Josephine McMurray starting at 23:00 minutes http://www.570news.com/2017/06/20/tuesday-june-2017-1-pm/
Women Advancing Innovation - June 8th, 2017
- Dr. Josephine McMurray, leader of the WEiRED (Women, Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Regional Ecosystem Development) research group, talks about the upcoming Symposium for Women in Entrepreneurship and Regional Innovation to CKGL 570 News. Learn more about this important event coming up June 15th and 16th at Communitech.
AGE-WELL in the Senate - April 10th, 2017
- Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director of AGE-WELL Centre of Excellence, discusses the exciting possibilities of technology for healthy aging and the important role of innovation hubs in Canada. These innovation hubs are the ecosystems that the DRiVE team seeks to investigate and encourage. Here is his presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology on March 9th, 2017.
AGE-WELL's Annual Report - January 20th, 2017
- The recently released AGE-WELL 2015-2106 Annual Report discusses DRiVE's research surrounding "Creating an Innovation Ecosystem". Learn more about how this complex process happens! Read all about it starting on page 17.
Older Adults and Technology - November 8th, 2016
Our very own doctoral research assistant Heather McNeil was featured on CKGL News radio on November 8th, 2016, to speak about the EngAGEtechKW Workshop engaging older adults and technology. Thanks for sharing the power of innovation and the boundless opportunities for improving aging and healthcare!
Welcome Katherina Kushel - October 25th, 2016
The DRiVE team is pleased to announce the addition of a dynamic new post doctoral researcher. Welcome Katherina Kuschel!
Innovation in Seniors Care - June 2nd, 2016
- On June 2nd, 2016, one of DRiVE's lead investigators Dr. Josephine McMurray was a featured speaker at the Hill Times Event's Innovation in Seniors Care forum. She spoke about supporting the development of health and age technology which will help older Canadians maintain their independence, health, and improve their overall quality of life. See the full forum summary here.
Find out about our work, our current projects, the results of our research, and how you can contribute.
- Jun 23, 2017 AGE-WELL Workshop - The importance of trust in the adoption and use of intelligent assistive technology in older adults to support aging in place Jun 23, 2017
- Jun 15, 2017 – Jun 16, 2017 Symposium - Women in entrepreneurship & regional innovation Jun 15, 2017 – Jun 16, 2017
- Nov 18, 2016 – Nov 20, 2016 Hacking Health - Waterloo Hackathon Nov 18, 2016 – Nov 20, 2016
- Nov 9, 2016 Understanding older adults' experiences of technology adoption Nov 9, 2016
- Nov 4, 2016 – Nov 6, 2016 Hack4Health 2.0 Nov 4, 2016 – Nov 6, 2016
- Oct 20, 2016 – Oct 22, 2016 CAG2016: Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging Oct 20, 2016 – Oct 22, 2016