Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wearable technologies will help improve stroke rehabilitation

The University of Waterloo and Pervasive Dynamics will develop and test wearable health technologies that can improve stroke rehabilitation as part of a new partnership aimed at transforming the health of older adults.

The joint research initiative, the first partnership between Waterloo and the Canadian developer of medical devices, will be part of the new Advanced Aging ResearCH Centre (ARCH) at Waterloo.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Researcher receives provincial funding for research on hip fracture prevention

A Department of Kinesiology researcher is aiming to reduce the risk of hip fracture – an all-to-common injury that can have fatal consequences.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Centre for aging research at Waterloo receives $1.3 million

WATERLOO, Ont. (Friday, May 29, 2015) – A new research centre at the University of Waterloo that will revolutionize the ability to predict and delay illness and injury associated with aging is receiving $1.3 million toward wireless wearables and other devices and technology.

The contribution from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will support a variety of diagnostic and measurement tools in the Advanced Aging ResearCH Centre (ARCH) at Waterloo, which will house Canada’s most comprehensive collection of equipment focused on aging.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Erin Wong named top Applied Health Sciences (AHS) co-op student of 2014

Erin Wong

Erin Wong, a Kinesiology student (Pre-Health Professions Option) in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences has been recognized by the University of Waterloo as one of six 2014 University of Waterloo Co-op Student of the Year Awards.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Universal access to physical activity could save billions in health costs

A little more than half of family health teams in Ontario offer physical activity services such as classes or counselling to encourage exercise among patients, and new research finds that standardizing access could help reduce the $6.8-billion cost associated with a sedentary lifestyle.