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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Researchers combine wearable technology and AI to predict the onset of health problems

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A team of Waterloo researchers found that applying artificial intelligence to the right combination of data retrieved from wearable technology may detect whether your health is failing.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Standing desks may lead to lower back pain

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Nearly half of people who use a standing desk are at risk of developing lower back pain, according to a study at the University of Waterloo.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Laura Middleton earns Early Researcher Award

Laura Middleton in the Department of Kinesiology is one of two researchers in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences to receive an Early Researcher Award.

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.

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