Jennifer Boger

Assistant Professor

Jennifer BogerContact Information

Office: EC4-2033
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 38328
Fax: (519) 746-4791
Website: ITWIL


Research Interests:

Dr. Boger’s research focuses on intelligent technologies for enhancing the safety, health, wellbeing, and independence of older adults and people with disabilities. Jennifer employs transdisciplinary collaboration throughout her research to advance theory and create operational technologies that reflect the needs, abilities, and contexts of the people using them. A central theme to her research is the development of ambient zero-effort technologies – technologies that blend into people’s environments and operate with little or no perceived effort. Jennifer is also the Schlegel Chair in Technology for Independent Living at the Research Institute for Aging.

Current research projects include:

  • Ambient monitoring of the physiology and activity of people with chronic health conditions
  • Using cognitive computing to connect caregivers of people with dementia living in the community with the resources and support they need
  • Innovative technologies for connecting children and older adults

I am currently looking for motivated graduate students who are interested in the co-creation of technology for supporting communication for people who are living with dementia. Please check you meet program entry requirements prior to contacting me.

Currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow in intelligent information systems - view job ad.

Select Publications

Chang, I. S., Javaid, A., Boger, J., Arcelus, A., and Mihailidis, A. (in review). Design and Evaluation of an Instrumented Floor Tile for Assessment of Electro-Mechanical Aspects of Cardiac Function at Home. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems.

Boger, J. and Mercer, K. (in review). Technology for fostering intergenerational connectivity: Scoping review protocol. Technology in Society.

Grace, S., Taherzadeh, G., Chang, I. S., Boger, J., Arcelus, A. Mak, S. and Mihailidis, A. (in press). Perceptions of seniors with heart failure regarding autonomous zero-effort monitoring of physiological parameters in the smart-home environment. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care.

Boger, J., Jackson, P., Mulvenna, M., Sixsmith, J., Sixsmith, A., Mihailidis, A., Kontos, P., Polgar, J., Grigorovich, A. and Martin, S. (2017). Principles for Fostering the Transdisciplinary Development of Assistive Technologies. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 12(5), 480-490.

Leuty, V. , Boger, J.1, Young, L., Hoey, J. and Mihailidis, A. (2013). Engaging Older Adults with Dementia in Creative Occupations Using Artificially Intelligent Assistive Technology. Assistive Technology, 25(2), 72-79.

Mihailidis, A. , Boger, J.2, Craig, T. and Hoey, J. (2008). The COACH prompting system to assist older adults with dementia through handwashing: An efficacy study. BMC Geriatrics, 8(28).

Lam, P., Hebert, D., Boger, J., Lacheray, H., Gardner, D., Apkarian, J. and Mihailidis, A. (2008). A haptic-robotic platform for upper-limb reaching stroke therapy: Preliminary design and evaluation results. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 5(15).

Boger, J., Hoey, J., Poupart, P., Boutilier, C., Fernie, G., and Mihailidis, A. (2006). A Planning System Based on Markov Decision Processes to Guide People with Dementia Through Activities of Daily Living. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 10(2), 323-333

Mihailidis, A., Boger, J., Hoey, J. and Jiancaro, T. (2011). Zero Effort Technologies: Considerations, Challenges and Use in Health, Wellness, and Rehabilitation. In R. M. Baecker, (Ed.), Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool Publishers. ISBN: 9781608455195. DOI: 10.2200/S00380ED1V01Y201108ARH002.

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