Talk: “Technologies for Aging Gracefully” at OCAD

Dr. Ron Baecker, Director of TAGlab (Technologies for Aging Gracefully) at the University of Toronto will be at OCAD University on Wed., Oct. 19, 5:30-6:30 pm in the main lecture hall at 100 McCaul St. Free admission; click for details.

“The percentage of senior citizens worldwide continues to grow. In response to this demographic, Baecker’s research aims to envision, prototype, design, build, evaluate, and sometimes commercialize powerful and flexible electronic aids to support graceful aging. Unlike technology for seniors that is designed for remote monitoring, problem detection, and intelligent assistance, his aim is to empower older adults and their families to help themselves. Come to this presentation to see how technology has been used to enhance seniors’ autonomy, self-esteem and sense of love and belonging.”