- Aether Robot
Aether Robot: A Collaborative Service Robot, Supporting Independence, Safety, Privacy and Happiness Aether is a collaborative service robot, designed for staff and residents working and living in care homes to support independence, safety, privacy and happiness. This project will build on previous work accomplished by JDQ Systems Inc. and the Developmental […]
- CALM Robot
CALM Robot Anxiety is a prevalent mental health condition that is caused by various psychological stressors. Deep breathing is identified as an effective practice for stress management. Practicing diaphragmatic breathing can help manage chronic pain, decrease muscle tension, and reduce stress and anxiety. CALM Robot is a […]
- Learning Health Systems
Learning Health Systems: Exploring Together What an Evolving and Collaborative Healthcare System Can Look Like Learning Health Systems is a concept where researchers and healthcare stakeholders including patients, families, healthcare providers, and health leaders work collaboratively and continuously to learn with/from each other, to improve healthcare delivery […]
- Lovot Robot
Lovot Robot: A New Mobile Social Robot to Improve the Quality of Life for Persons With Dementia Approximately 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia. Social robots have been developed and tested to determine whether they improve the quality of life for persons with dementia. A […]
- PHAC: Dementia-Friendly Environment Project
Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, this project aims to improve how people living with dementia, and their care partners, access their communities. DemSCAPE (Dementia-inclusive Streets and Community Access, Participation and Engagement) is a three-phase project.
- Silent Disco Headphones
Music is so widely available and inexpensive in the modern world; it is a common option for stress reduction, comfort and enjoyment. The study’s main objective is to explore whether music delivered by Silent Disco Headphones was feasible and acceptable to a sample of inpatients staying in an older adult mental health unit of a large urban hospital.
- Team-Based Virtual Care
Team-Based Virtual Care: Striving for Seamless Care Virtual care facilitates patients’ and families’ inclusiveness in care planning, which improves the transition experience. This Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-funded program adopts a Patient-Oriented Research (POR) and Integrated Knowledge Translation (IKT) approach via the diverse engagement of older […]
- Telepresence Robot Project
Social isolation is a significant issue in aged care settings such as long-term care (LTC) and hospitals and is associated with adverse outcomes such as reduced well-being and loneliness. Mobile Telepresence Robots such as the Double 3 robot, may help address social isolation and loneliness among older adults in LTC homes.
- The What Matters Apps
We are developing a field-tested, person-centered, digital intervention – a mobile app called “WhatMatters.” This digital solution will allow family members to upload personalized content such as photos, videos, music, and audio recordings that staff can then use to engage with patients and residents in hospitals and long term care homes.
- TV Study: TV Programs Tailored to People Living With Dementia
TV Study: TV Programs Tailored to People Living With Dementia This project explores the use of a TV program that consists of videos tailored to people living with dementia’s needs and interests. This project investigates how this program may be used as a resource improving the quality […]
- Virtual P.I.E.C.E.S.
This CIHR funded project applies implementation science methodology to examine the adoption of the P.I.E.C.E.S. program, by using virtual means to include family in team-based care planning.
- Virtual Reality Program in Long Term Care
Virtual Reality Program in Long Term Care Poster Youtube Links Our Team Principal Investigator: Dr. Lillian Hung Lab members: Jim Mann, Mona Upreti, Alisha Tumar, Winnie Kan and David So Project Co-lead: Sonia Hardern (Regional Practice Lead, Research and Knowledge Translation) GlobalNews Interview: Watch us on Global […]