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Beyond 60: GRADtalks - Health, Aging and Well-BeingExport this event to calendar

Thursday, September 28, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Health, Aging and Well-Being

How can we enhance the health and wellbeing of our aging population? 

Kaylen Pfisterer

Kaylen Pfisterer

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.

Samantha Biglieri

Samantha Biglieri

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. 

 
 
Join Waterloo’s Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Jeff Casello at this third installment of GRADtalks events.

September 28, 2017
4:00 - wine and cheese
4:45 - talks, including question and answer
 
#GRADtalks
 
Cost 
Free - registration is required
Location 
STC - Science Teaching Complex
0050
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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