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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New funding supports development of fall prevention technology for older adults

An interdisciplinary research team from University of Waterloo Faculties of Engineering and Applied Health Sciences and the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging will be testing a method to help prevent falls in older adults, enabled by a $50,000 Spark Program grant from the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).

Monday, December 4, 2017

Women are naturally more fit than men

Women can process oxygen more quickly than men when they start to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Aging slows perception of falls

Older person's hand gripping a walker.

Seniors need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling, a delay that puts them at increased risk for serious injury, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New research chair in mobility and aging

The Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging (RIA) announced the appointment of Professor Lora Giangregorio as the new Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Remembering Dave Northey

With sadness, the Department of Kinesiology announces the passing of retiree David Northey on September 11, 2017. Northey joined the University as staff in October 1989 and retired in July 2014 as a Lab Technician in Kinesiology.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Researcher named Fellow of International Ergonomics Association

Professor Richard Wells was named a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) at the annual National Council Meeting in Singapore last week.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Researchers awarded infrastructure funding

Two Kinesiology professors are among 10 researchers at the University of Waterloo who will receive $792,614 for infrastructure to support research.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Powered stretchers could reduce injuries, keep paramedics on the job

Man lifts stretcher.

University of Waterloo study finds moving from manual to powered stretchers could reduce the number of injuries to paramedics by 78 per cent.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Remembering Fran Allard

Fran Allard

With sadness, the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences announces that Fran Allard, retired professor in the Department of Kinesiology, died on Tuesday, March 21.

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