Current Projects

Current Projects


  • Stress – Relief Robot
    Stress – Relief 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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.
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.