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KITE Toronto Rehab & AGE-WELL: Aging and Rehabilitation Innovation Showcase

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Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Centre, 2nd Floor Auditorium

550 University Avenue

Toronto, ON M5G 2A2

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A showcase of some of Canada's most innovative solutions around aging and rehabilitation

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What: Start your day off with a view of some of Canada's most innovative solutions around aging and rehabilitation. The session will include high-impact talks from leaders in the space and a showcase of cutting-edge technologies. Gain exposure into startups and research innovations that will set the tone for technology and innovation around aging and rehabilitation in the years to come.

Who: There will be 10 innovations/startups on display and 3-4 15-minute talks from guest speakers from 8:15-9:15 AM. There is seating capacity for 80 people during the talks. Exhibits will be viewable until 10:30 AM.

Guest speakers include:

  • Dr. Geoff Fernie, University of Toronto and Toronto Rehab-University Health Network
  • Dr. Pia Kontos, University of Toronto, Rotman Research Institute, McMaster University, and Toronto Rehab-University Health Network
  • Dr. Cosmin Munteanu , Institute for Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Benett Axtell, Technologies for Aging Gracefully Lab, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Paul B. Yoo, University of Toronto and Toronto Rehab-University Health Network

Companies and innovations include:

  • Steadiwear Inc. caters to the dexterity needs of hand tremor sufferers. We have developed the Steadi-One, a glove that intelligently stabilizes the wrist joint in Essential Tremor & Parkinson’s disease patients using a combination of nanotechnology & our revolutionary vibration damping technology.
  • Adrenalese: The only patented adjustable solutions for helping people improve their posture and alleviate back and neck pain, while simultaneously allowing them to maintain a comfortable lifestyle.
  • Winterlight Labs has developed a simple, 1-minute, iPad and iPhone assessment that detects early signs of cognitive impairment in high-functioning seniors by analysing their speech. Our fully automated and compliant platform is being used by large companies like Johnson & Johnson to detect dementia sooner, measure response to therapy, and track symptoms remotely.
  • Project Whitecard Digital: DoVille: An immersive VR ‘trip,’ meant to be played regularly, in which mysteries, mini-games, and a tracked user program, borne out by real research, all contribute to a create a positive benefit with repeated use.
  • Curovate strives to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction and engagement following orthopaedic surgery. We develop mobile health apps that provide patients with crucial rehabilitation and physiotherapy exercises following injury or surgery.
  • Improving Pain Care for Older Adults Through the Use of Advanced Technologies (6.3 PAIN CARE): Older adults are often undertreated for pain, especially those with serious dementia who live in nursing homes and cannot report their pain because of cognitive impairments that accompany dementia. The goal of this program is to improve pain care through the use of technology. Our project involves an inexpensive vision-based sensor that can be easily implemented in most long-term care facilities to automatically identify residents demonstrating facial expressions of pain.
  • Innovating Dementia Care with Theatre: Cracked: new light on dementia is a research-based theatre production that is an innovative educational approach to challenging stigma and improving dementia care. Cracked is changing the way people think about dementia and how they relate to individuals living with dementia.
  • Transcutaneous Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for the Treatment of Depression: Stimulating the facial muscles responsible for “genuine smile” in individuals with Major Depressive Disorder can help alleviate the symptoms of Depression. The results of a Phase I feasibility study provide preliminary evidence of the efficacy of surface FES in depression.
  • Famli.net Communications Inc.: Our Connections messaging system helps seniors preserve meaningful relationships and connect to the information and services they need. Powerful, but easy-to-use features: text, voice, photo, video, webpage messaging. Is accessible to hearing and eyesight challenged seniors and offers multi-lingual conversations with automated translation.
  • Hygienic Echo Inc.: We are developing a Hand Hygiene Monitoring and Prompting System that promotes hand hygiene activities through vibration prompts, immediate feedback, and reporting of hand washing events. The system consists of wearable badges, intelligent fixed wall dispensers, an IR beacon zone marking system and software that records and produces reports of hand hygiene events.
  • Wearable Device for Assessing Cardio-Respiratory Function: Our device is capable of monitoring breathing and heart sounds, as well as body movement to assess both respiratory and cardiac function.

Refreshments: Coffee, tea, and continental breakfast will be provided.

Registrants of this event will be able to receive a complimentary registration to the welcome reception and the closing reception for MaRS Health Innovation Week.

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