Pizza with the Profs: Dr. Jennifer Boger
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12 pm – 1 pm
Sun Life Town Hall
Grand River Hospital Freeport Campus
Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo
The rapid growth in technology’s capabilities is enabling health-related data to be captured, analysed, and communicated in new and fascinating ways. This talk will give an overview of the field of ambient vitals monitoring as well as an in-depth look at the research being done by Dr. Jennifer Boger and colleagues to create state-of-the-art devices that are able to capture vitals simply from people interacting with their environment; in other words, with no effort on the part of the people being monitored.
Dr. Jennifer Boger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel Research Chair in Technology for Independent Living at the Research Institute for Aging. Over the past 15 years, Jennifer has been a researcher on 38 projects that have applied state-of-the-art computer science, engineering, rehabilitation science, and human factors methodologies to create internationally renowned intelligent assistive technologies for supporting aging and promoting independence and quality of life for older adults.
Examples of technologies that support independent aging that Jennifer has played a key role in include: the COACH prompting system for people who live with dementia, hands-free automated fall detection, ambient vitals monitoring through interaction with everyday objects, robotic-guided haptic upper limb post-stroke rehabilitation, and autonomous powered wheelchair anti-collision and navigation.
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This event is sponsored by Grand River Hospital and the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the University of Waterloo.
“Pizza with the Profs” sessions are held the second Wednesday of the month to promote the exchange of information between the clinical and academic communities. UW researchers are eager to learn about clinical problems from the Grand River Hospital community. Clinical staff at Grand River Hospital have the opportunity to provide input on academic research to address their clinical needs. The sessions include a short presentation by a University of Waterloo researcher, an informal Q & A and discussion and of course… PIZZA!