How can we enhance the health and wellbeing of our aging population?
PhD Candidate, Systems Design Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Kaylen argues that improvements in healthcare will need to rely on cost-effective, yet precise and high quality data. And human memory alone cannot deliver that. She proposes an innovative imaging solution that photographs food plates with the ability to calculate nutrition intake on a daily basis, helping doctors and experts to monitor and deliver better care to our older adults.
PhD Candidate, Planning
Faculty of Environment
To this end, Samantha’s system boundary goes beyond the food plate, to include the neighbourhood and the social and environmental determinants of health and wellbeing. Equally wary of human memory, she prefers a more inclusive approach to technology. Her approach is to engage the research participants by asking them to photograph activities in their daily life, and through these images, narrate how they experience their surroundings, with the goal to design more inclusive cities and therefore enhance the wellbeing of older adults.
September 28, 2017
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