As a solution accelerator, the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) currently has over 90 projects in our innovation pipeline that have been launched and approved. CABHI has developed 84 new products, processes or services and has introduced 17 new products, processes or services into practice. Below is a list of our current projects.

Recipients of the Spark Program
Recipients of the Industry Innovation Partnership Program
Recipients of the Researcher Clinician Partnership Program
Recipients of the Knowledge Mobilization Partnership Program
Recipients of the Seniors’ Care Strategic Innovation Fund
Recipients of the Strategic Opportunity Fund
Recipients of the Canada-Israel Collaboration Program

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Recipients of the Spark Program


Dementia Talk App
Project Lead: Einat Danieli
Host Institution: Sinai Health System, Toronto, ON
With Canada’s aging population and increasing number of dementia cases, caregivers are in need of practical and effective solutions to guide them in managing care. Many caregivers encounter difficulties with respect to tracking and communicating the challenges they face to care providers and /or their family doctor, contributing further to the sense of loneliness that is often associated with caregiving. Dementia Talk App is an award-winning smartphone application designed to empower dementia caregivers in tracking and managing challenging behaviours and in enhancing their communication with other care providers in the circle of care. Funded in part by a grant from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s Community Investment Program, this project will further develop the application through the addition of a new suite of features and format compatibilities. Furthermore, the project will also involve beta testing of the application in a clinical setting.

Virtual Calm: Using VR Videos to Reduce Dementia Distress
Project Lead: Sandra McKay
Host Institution: VHA Home HealthCare, Toronto, ON
Evidence suggests that persons with dementia can benefit from watching 3D videos of serene environments. Specifically, this has been demonstrated to be a potentially effective non-pharmacological tool that could be made available to manage the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. The goal of this project is to better understand the potential of 3D virtual reality scenarios as a tool to manage neuropsychiatric symptoms such as aggression, agitation, and apathy.

Preventing Emergency Department Visits by Identifying People with Unrecognized Dementia
Project Lead: Dr. Jacques Lee
Host Institution: Sunnybrook Research/Academic Institute, Toronto, ON
Patients with dementia are frequently discharged from the ER without diagnosing the fact that they have an underlying cognitive impairment. This greatly increases the chance of a return visit. Ideally, all older adults visiting the ER for dementia would be screened. However, due to time and resource constraints, this is not feasible. Dr. Lee and his team have developed a prototype application that employs “serious gaming” techniques on a tablet computer that allows patients to perform a self-assessment that accurately indicates a dementia diagnosis to clinicians. This Spark project will focus on refining and expanding the functionality of the application, as well as test its effectiveness to reduce crowding in ERs through the avoidance of unnecessary repeat visits from patients with dementia.

GeriMedRisk, a Scalable Geriatric Pharmacology Consultation Service to Prevent Adverse Drug Events Among Seniors: A Pilot Study
Project Lead: Dr. Joanne Ho
Host Institution: Schlegel Villages, Waterloo, ON
GeriMedRisk is an interdisciplinary, technology-based geriatric pharmacology consultation service. To be specific, clinicians across the Waterloo-Wellington region will have access to nurses, pharmacists, physicians specializing in geriatric medicine, clinical pharmacology and geriatric psychiatry by telephone or Ontario Telemedicine Network e-consult during business hours. This is an important service because it helps to optimize the patient’s medications, cognition, mobility, function and mental health. These benefits lead to other positive impacts, such as decreasing drug-related cognitive impairment, falls and hospital visits among seniors in all clinical settings. In the project’s inaugural 12 months, the feasibility and efficacy of GeriMedRisk will be evaluated in various clinical settings, including long-term care, primary care and mental health in Waterloo-Wellington region. Specifically, the Spark program will fund GeriMedRisk’s randomized feasibility trial in the long-term-care setting.

Optimizing Health Outcomes for Older Adults at Risk of Dementia
Project Lead: Dr. Kelly Murphy
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
One in ten Canadian seniors experience an identifiable cognitive decline, labeled Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which can be representative of future dementia risk. Pharmacological intervention for MCI has not been shown to be effective. However, behavioural interventions focusing on cognitive strategies and lifestyles have shown promise. For example, Dr. Murphy’s team has developed an intervention program called “Learning the Ropes for Living with MCI” that has demonstrated clinical efficacy. This project will aim to increase the scalability and adoption of the program by making it available online, delivering “Train the Trainer” workshops, establishing a business plan, and publishing program materials.

Positive Risk Management
roject Lead: Dr. Linda Lee
Host Institution: Centre for Family Medicine, South-Kitchener, ON
The disease process in dementia affects behaviour, mood, physical and social functioning, often resulting in significant impairments in the ability to perform at work, maintain social relationships, and complete daily activities of living. To meet the urgent need for a feasible, effective tool that guides the assessment and management of risks associated with living with dementia, the CFFM Primary Care Collaborative Memory Clinic (PCCMC) have developed and piloted a person-centered “risk enablement” framework based on research evidence and best practices. This PCCMC Person-Centered Risk Assessment tool is a pro-active approach that allows older adults living with dementia to retain as much control over their lives as possible by identifying risky situations and developing systems to manage risk. This project aims to evaluate and refine this Person-Centered Risk Assessment tool. Once refined, this tool can help other primary care settings with better assessment and management of high-risk situations associated with older adults living dementia, with the aim of avoiding crises pro-actively and allowing these persons and their care partners to live in the community with the best quality of life for as long as possible.

Toronto HEARS: Community-Based Hearing Program for At-Risk Seniors
Project Lead: Marilyn Reed
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
Hearing loss, prevalent among older adults, is associated with a decline in cognitive, physical and mental health. Despite this, the hearing loss goes largely untreated due to the stigma and challenges associated with accessing current models of hearing health care. In this way, new approaches are needed to overcome these barriers and address this major public health concern. The primary objective of this project is to deliver and test the feasibility of a tailored education and counseling program, combined with an accessible and affordable hearing device. This project, based on Access HEARS and developed by a team of ENTs and audiologists at Johns Hopkins University, addresses the concern of untreated hearing loss among older adults. The program will be delivered to approximately 100 clients, who reside in community centers in low-income areas in Toronto. It is expected that this program will result in improved communication, social engagement and health-related quality of life for those participating in the project.

Comprehensive Geriatric Management of LTC Residents w/ BPSD
Project Lead: Sheelagh Willett
Host Institution: William Osler Health System, East Brampton, ON
The senior population in the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is expected to increase by 64 percent by the year 2021. Furthermore, 62 percent of residents in long-term care suffer from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia (Ontario Long Term Care Association, 2016). This project, hosted by William Olser Health System, seeks to improve the delivery of high-quality health care for seniors who exhibit behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in long-term care (LTC). Specifically, the project will create a structured approach to managing a variety of intertwined stakeholders, as well as assist with process management to create a care delivery process that involves comprehensive geriatric assessment and management. This project addresses the unmet needs of optimal behavioural management of LTC residents in the Central West LHIN with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Cover and Comfort Wrap
Project Lead: Sandra Hardern
Host Institution: Providence Health Care, Vancouver, BC
The Cover and Comfort Wrap (CCW) is a real-world solution, developed by direct health care providers. It is an opportunity to create a new approach to care that improves the quality of life for people experiencing the behavioral and psychological symptoms related to dementia, as well as their families and care providers. During a bath or shower, the CCW is worn and positioned on the body for secure coverage, preserving the person’s privacy and facilitating the care provider’s health and safety. This Spark project will involve refining the design of the existing proof-of-principle prototype to develop a working prototype of the CCW. Once the working prototype is developed, staff will be trained in the use of the CCW, and it will be tested in a pilot research study in a tertiary mental health wetting.

illuminAID: Lighting for Fall Prevention
Project Lead: Sandra Hardern
Host Institution: Providence Health Care, Vancouver, BC
The increased likelihood of falling in individuals with dementia can partially be attributed to challenges related to sensory input and interpretation of the environment. For example, older adults can take longer to adapt to sudden changes in light and often have an increased sensitivity to glare, causing illusions and misperceptions. Building off of a proof-of-concept study, the goal of this project is to design a working prototype of a lighting system for residential care homes that considers the experience of an individual with dementia. Testing of the prototype will take place in a care home, leading to further refinement of the prototype, with increased autonomy of the user as the main objective.

Leveraging Bed/Chair Alarm Removal for Falls Prevention
Project Lead: Mary McDougall
Host Institution: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Boston Massachusetts, USA
In 2013, Hebrew Senior Life (HSL) became the leading long-term care facility in Massachusetts to eliminate alarms. While 30 to 40 percent of patients had bed alarms, chair alarms, or both, few patients had alarms (as requested by their families) at present. Instead, HSL focuses falls prevention efforts on purposeful rounding, using the framework of the “4 Ps”, which include pain, position, personal care, and possessions. Preliminary implementation of this project at HSL has resulted in a significant decline in patient falls and injury rates from falls. This Spark Project replicates HSL’s model of removing alarms in different contexts and settings, and implementing purposeful rounding as the primary fall prevention effort, in order to reduce falls and improve outcomes for the seniors, particularly those with dementia.

The LASER WALK to Improve Mobility and Prevents Falls Using Visual Cueing
Project Lead: Karen Hall
Host Institution: Assistive Technology Clinic, Toronto, ON
The ability to walk is negatively impacted in many older adults with Parkinson’s disease, cognitive impairment, and other neurological conditions. This can manifest into symptoms such as shuffling, unstable gait, and freezing of gait (FOG), which can compromise balance and lead to falls and injury. With the goal of facilitating safe and independent mobility, The Laser Walk is a laser module mounted to a senior’s existing mobility aid that projects a line in the user’s pathThis Spark project will focus on refining and testing an existing laser unit prototype that can be mounted on a wide variety of assistive devices, easily seen in a variety of environments, and easy-to-use, durable, and energy efficient.

Play Intervention for Dementia (PID): A Caregiver’s Resource
Project Lead: William Leung
Host Institution: Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, Scarborough, ON
With a growing population of senior citizens, and a remaining desire for care to continue in the home setting, equipping caregivers with resources is empowering and essential. Play Intervention for Dementia (PID) is an intervention tool that has demonstrated positive engagement, synchronization, and stimulation from seniors who have participated through the program offering at Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care. This project aims to increase the accessibility and functionality of PID by running training sessions for caregivers, developing and distributing promotional content, and developing an educational video component.

A Mobile Application for Direct Behavioural Observation in Dementia
Project Lead: Dr. Andrea Iaboni
Host Institution: Toronto Rehab Institute, Toronto, ON
People with dementia often exhibit responsive behaviours, such as agitation, wandering, and aggression that can be difficult to manage. These behaviours can increase the cost of care, as well as negatively impact an individual’s independence, quality of life, and safety. In order for clinicians to identify and develop effective strategies for managing responsive behaviours there is a need for clear and accurate information, specifically regarding patterns and context. However, there are challenges associated with obtaining clear and accurate information. For example, most reports of responsive behaviours are made post-incident, relying on memory or second-hand information, which can decrease the accuracy of the information and lead to inappropriate treatment. To address this challenge, Dr. Iaboni’s team has developed a prototype mobile application that allows caregivers to record details of client behaviour in real-time, using a proven framework for directly observing and analyzing responsive behaviours. The application summarizes data in an easy-to-read report. As a Spark Project, Dr. Iaboni is focused on enhancing the usability of the prototype, both in terms of data capture and reporting.

Avoiding Hospitalizations for LTC Residents: the PREVIEW-ED eTool
Project Lead: Catherine Kohm
Host Institution: Fraser Heath Authority, Surrey, BC
Care Aides and Personal Support Workers comprise more than 70 percent of the staffing in long-term care (LTC) homes and are ideally positioned to notice subtle nuances in the health status of a resident. PREVIEW-ED is a tool that helps staff in LTC detect early health decline among residents related to four conditions: pneumonia, urinary tract infections, dehydration and congestive heart failure (CHF). It measures the signs, symptoms, and severity of nine indicators using a simple scale to score each indicator, generating an aggregate score to quantify changes that have occurred. This project will involve the design, development and beta testing of an electronic version of the PREVIEW-ED tool.

Implementation of an Innovative Home-Based Virtual Reality Training Program
Project Lead: Dr. Hillel Finestone
Host Institution: Bruyere Continuing Care, Ottawa, ON
In efforts to improve the experience of aging at home, an innovative home-based virtual reality (VR) exercise program has been developed. VR training uses computer software to track the user’s movements, allowing the user to interact with a game or activity presented on a TV screen. Activities will focus on balance (e.g. sitting, standing, stepping), arm and leg exercises (e.g. arm circles, knee extensions), gentle aerobic conditioning (e.g. marching on the spot), and cognition (e.g. matching, sequencing, attention). For example, many of the physical games have cognitive and perceptual components (e.g. attention, hand-eye coordination, reaction time). VR is an enjoyable and interactive experience; it may encourage individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) to exercise more consistently and at a higher intensity. This project will test the feasibility of the VR program and assess its potential for maintaining and improving the physical and cognitive function of users. To be specific, after 6 weeks of home-based VR, participants and their study partners will be interviewed for their opinions on the program. Participants’ use of the VR system and any adverse events will be tracked, and physical and cognitive testing will be performed.

Development of Process for Polypharmacy Management and Reduction
Project Lead: Jennifer Donovan
Host Institution: York Care Centre, Fredericton, NB
With the growing prevalence of polypharmacy (patients taking 5+ medications) in long-term care, there is an increasing need for the optimization of medication assessment and review. Using York Care Centre for analysis, this project will seek to identify appropriate criteria for medication management and reduction, with the ultimate goal of developing a mobile application to be used by clinicians and caregivers.

Prescribing VR (Virtual Reality)
Project Lead: Dr. Lora Appel
Host Institution: OpenLab, UHN, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON
This project team is using VR technology to expose people with dementia to simulated natural environments. They are evaluating the effectiveness of this exposure to decrease depression, anxiety, and stress, symptoms which in turn drive people’s desire to wander. This project is a collaboration between UHN’s OpenLab and Kensington Health’s Long Term Care facility, Kensington Gardens.

Using Home Visits by Community Paramedics to Reduce Ambulance & ER Use by Older Adults with Dementia
Project Lead: Neil McDonald
Host Institution: Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, Winnipeg, MB
Overcrowding in Emergency Departments (EDs) is a recognized problem across Canada. An important subset of ED visitors arrive by ambulance, leading to additional delays for paramedics who must remain with patients until space is available in the hospital. To investigate this problem, the Emergency Paramedics In the Community (EPIC) program identifies patients at risk of harm or frequent Emergency Medical Services (EMS) use based on a range of factors such as living conditions, lack of social supports, and cognitive impairments (among others). EPIC medics maintain contact with patients in the program and their circle of care, providing medical care in their home to identify unmet needs that would otherwise trigger calls to 911. This project will improve on the current model of care delivery by refining medics’ ability to independently identify patients with dementia and refer them to the appropriate resources. The goal is to improve identification of older adults with dementia and collaborate more effectively with other allied agencies to meet the unique needs of each patient in a timely manner.

Rural Support for Care Partners for People with Dementia
Project Lead: Paul Yost
Host Institution: Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex, London, ON
Caregivers living in rural setting soften have difficulty accessing support services. Moreover, when these services are available, caregivers find it difficult to attend because they are unable to arrange care for their partner with dementia. These caregivers are at high risk for illness, isolation, and burnout. The Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex (ASLM) would like to address this problem by partnering with rural community agencies to provide a support group for caregivers, while also offering a concurrent Social Recreation program for the person with dementia. ASLM will work with each agency to plan the concurrent sessions, and train volunteers to deliver programming for persons with dementia.

SOS! A Gamified App
Project Lead: Raquel Meyer
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
Acute changes in condition in the frail elderly are clinically important deviations which, without timely intervention, may lead to significant deterioration or death. Nearly 33 percent of frail elderly admitted to hospital from long-term care are admitted unnecessarily (Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2014). In long-term care, 62 percent of residents experience dementia (Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2015) and are increasingly unable to communicate their symptoms or changes in health status. This requires healthcare providers to be skilled in observing and responding to the early, subtle, and atypical signs and symptoms of acute deterioration in the frail elderly. The purpose of the SOS Gamified App is to increase accessibility, retention, and application of geriatric specialty knowledge for healthcare providers caring for the frail elderly at risk of acute deterioration, in order to prevent unnecessary hospital emergency room visits for this vulnerable population. The application entails a continuing learning product that provides instant feedback to the user that is highly accessible and available 24/7 online. The application enables staff managers and student educators to monitor learning outcomes and to tailor future learning to address identified performance gaps. This project aims to transition a previously developed and tested beta version of a product into a commercially available product.

Making Therapeutic Recreation Available to Seniors through a Multi-Media Interactive Model
Project Lead: Lacey Sheng
Host Institution: The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, Ottawa, ON
The benefit of recreational therapy is widely recognized and used under multiple health conditions. However, the lack of access in the community remains a challenge for seniors, particularly seniors living in their homes. This team intends to build a self-sustained online resource hub and platform for recreation in the community. The users of this platform will benefit from multiple resources that are produced by the state-of-the-art recreation and creative arts service at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. This project intends to build, market, and launch an online resource hub with original content and measure its impact in the community.

Stronger at Home
Project Lead: Abby Malott
Host Institution: Stonebridge Community Services, Tillsonburg, ON
Regular physical activity targeted towards balance, mobility and strength training has been shown to significantly reduce falls. In addition, research indicates that regular exercise improves brain health and cognitive functioning. Stronger at Home, a volunteer-based in-home exercise program, aims to reduce the number of falls, as well as emergency room visits by targeting isolated individuals who are at risk for, or who are living with, dementia. This project will develop and implement a virtual exercise program that is user-friendly and accessible for isolated and vulnerable seniors living in Tillsonburg.

Mindfulness Interventions for Caregivers of Patient’s with Alzheimer’s Disease
Project Lead: Deana Huntsbargar
Host Institution: Kawartha Regional Memory Clinic, Peterborough, ON
Caregivers for persons with dementia can face several challenges. Unfortunately, there can be limited resources available to help caregiver’s cope with these challenges. Deana’s team has been studying mindfulness-based strategies designed specifically for caregivers of individuals with dementia. This project, involving mindfulness-based strategies, will pilot three 8-week in-clinic sessions of mindfulness training techniques to caregivers of patients at Kawartha Regional Memory Clinic to evaluate the techniques’ impact on stress, anxiety, and burden.

Combined Model of Caregiver Support and Care Recipient Engagement
Project Lead: Renee Climans
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
A support gap has been identified for both care recipients and caregivers. For example, caregivers often experience exhaustion and loneliness and lack opportunity for human connection with trained social work facilitators and other caregivers who are experiencing similar situations. This project weaves together three evidence-based interventions into a combined model that provides an emotionally-focused psychosocial group intervention for spouses (caregivers), as well as a group that incorporates arts-based and cognitive interventions for their partners (care recipients). The ultimate goal of this program is to decrease the burden experienced by family caregivers, increase the quality of life for both the caregiver and care recipient, and decrease premature institutionalization of care recipients. Offering this innovative program will increase knowledge of evidence-based targeted interventions for people with dementia.

12-Weeks Cognitive Fitness Training Curriculum
Project Lead: Todd Tran
Host Institution: Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON
Quality of life and functional independence are important factors among the older adult population in retirement. One of the most significant barriers to these factors is the normal age-related decline in cognitive functioning, which the 12-Week Cognitive Fitness Training Curriculum addresses. Hosted by Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, the Curriculum incorporates both Mindfulness-Based Interventions and Psycho-Educational Interventions, such as sleep hygiene, diet, exercise, and relaxation techniques. In terms of targeted segment, the Curriculum targets adults over the age of 65 with mild cognitive impairment, as well as those with regular cognitive function who would like to preserve their memory and prevent the onset of Mild Cognitive Impairments and/or Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. A prototype of the 12-Week Cognitive Fitness Curriculum has been developed by the project team, consisting of six occupational therapists. As a Spark Program Project, the Curriculum will be tested on the patient population at Women’s College Hospital in efforts to evaluate its effectiveness.

The Fountain of Health Initiative Clinical Tools & App Feasibility Study
Project Lead: Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy
Host Institution: Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, NS
The current medical model focuses on pathology in aging, rather than on health promotion. Furthermore, practitioners who include health promotion lack tools to support a systematic approach. The purpose of The Fountain of Health Initiative for Optimal Aging (FoH), one of the first educational initiatives of its kind in the world, is to translate the current science on healthy aging, well-being, and resilience, into practical tools for use by clinicians and the public to improve health outcomes.In this project, paper-based and online FoH Initiative Clinical Tools will be disseminated to at least 50 healthcare providers, who will use the tools with patients to assess the feasibility of FoH in changing clinicians’ practice, patients’ health behaviours, and improving cognitive fitness.

iGeriCare: Online Resources on Dementia from your Geriatrician
Project Lead: Dr. Richard Sztramko
Host Institution: St. Peter’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON
A diagnosis of dementia is a stressful experience. Persons newly diagnosed with dementia and their families are provided with an overwhelming amount of information during this period. Providing a platform where these groups can access information at their own pace can reduce stress and increase retention and understanding of key information. iGeriCare aims to, with the input of geriatricians, clinical staff, patients, and families, create an online information platform whereby physicians can “prescribe” modules on relevant topics to patients and their families. Amongst other activities, this project will involve the development of 10 eLearning modules and complimentary materials, a social forum for users, and the implementation of a full-scale pilot test of the technology.

Improving Care for Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia (NPS)
Project Lead: Dr. Sanjeev Kumar
Host Institution: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON
Neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia (NPS) affect up to 80 percent of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). These symptoms include aggression, agitation, anxiety, depression, hallucinations, and delusions. Among these symptoms, aggression and agitation are most burdensome for patients, families, caregivers, and the healthcare system. The Geriatric Psychiatry Division at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has developed and implemented an Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) to evaluate and treat aggression and agitation associated with NPS in AD. Dr. Kumar’s team will adapt and implement the ICP to a community long-term care facility in Toronto in anticipation that this will result in better clinical outcomes, more appropriate use of treatments, better patient experience, and better health economics for patients with NPS of dementia.

Toolkit for Assessing Human Balance and Mobility
Project Lead: Shirley Fenton
Host Institution: Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, ON
Clinically assessing balance is critical to care planning, avoiding injury, and maintaining independence. Currently, the best techniques to measure balance and mobility require significant financial investment, which very few can afford. Therefore, a low-cost, easy-to-use, and accurate point-of-care tool to assess balance is needed, which Dr. McIlroy’s toolkit aims to address. Using a tablet and wearable technologies, the toolkit samples and synchronizes data from multiple (inexpensive) wearable devices and generates a patient assessment, as well as possible actions to improve the health of the patient. The tool is usable by family physicians, physiotherapists or similar healthcare professionals, who provide assessments of balance in rural, urban and remote community healthcare settings. The goal of this project is to test the efficacy of the toolkit in a normal clinical setting: Grand River Hospital’s Freeport Campus in the rehabilitation clinic.

Intelligent Mobile and Web-Based Alerts Application to Help Detect and Prevent Falls in the Long-Term Care Setting
Project Lead: Teresa Lee
Host Institution: Bruyere Continuing Care, Ottawa, ON
Most off-the-shelf fall detection products require seniors to access mechanical devices (buttons) or wear sensors. While these devices alert caregivers to a fall when the resident is capable of activating them, they do not work when the resident is incapacitated. Furthermore, these devices do not provide evidence as to what caused the fall. Therefore, this project will be testing a commercially available solution that utilizes built-in cameras in smartphones and tablets to capture important health data for a caregiver. The application allows caregivers to view video capture of the events leading up to and including the fall itself. This application will be tested in a long-term care (LTC) setting, in efforts to determine its accuracy and potential to inform clinical practice regarding fall reduction and injury prevention in this population.

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Recipients of the Industry Innovation Partnership Program



Ably BedAbly Medical AS
Hosts: Hamilton Health Sciences, West Park Health Centre, Southlake Regional Health Sciences
Description: The Ably Bed uses state-of-the-art technology and machine learning to create the hospital bed that knows, learns, mobilizes and collaborates with patients in risk of falls and pressure ulcers and their medical professionals.

Advancing Recreation and Cognitive Engagement through TechnologyLinked Senior
Host: Responsive Health Management Inc.
Description: The Linked Senior technology enables the customer to better meet the needs of the older adult by matching their interest areas and cognitive abilities with activities that align with their unique history and preferences so that the resident is more engaged for a longer period of time.

Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Photobiomodulation Therapy for Alzheimer’s DiseaseVielight Inc.
Hosts: Capital Care Group Inc.
Description: The Vielight Neuro delivers brain photobiomodulation to end users, a form of light therapy stimulating cognitive health. This project will build on early, promising results to use photobiomodulation to treat the effects of Alzheimers Disease.
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Evaluation of the Circura + Rosie Medication Management and Reminder Device to Enhance Independent Medication Compliance in the Home Setting – LifeAssist Technologies Inc. Hosts: Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), Baycrest (Reuben Cipin)
Description: LifeAssist’s care-collaboration SaaS application (Circura) and our smart in-home, senior friendly device (Rosie) provide the connectivity between smart homes, smart hospitals and smart long-term care facilities. Our secure platform connects the people, data, and devices required to coordinate care tasks, medication adherence, calendars and the sharing of care information.

Motivational Exercise & Cognitive TrainingMotitech AS
Hosts: Bruyere Research Institute/Bruyre Continuing Care, Baycrest (Reuben Cipin), West Park Health Centre
Description: Motiview motivates elderly people and people with dementia to increase their physical activity and cognitive training. By using videos, music/sound, the user can take a virtual bicycle trip through familiar surroundings and memories.

Marketplace to Access Trusted Care at Home (MATCH) – Marketplace to Access Trusted Care at Home (MATCH)uCarenet Technologies Inc.
Hosts: William Osler Health System, Baycrest, Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre
Description: The Marketplace to Access Trusted Care at Home (MATCH) allows seniors and their family members to connect with professional caregivers to hire direct home care services. The platform helps seniors find care that meets their personal needs and preferences in an accessible, affordable manner.

Next-Generation Medication Dispenser to Improve Care at Home for Community-Dwelling ElderlyAceAge Inc.
Host: West Park Healthcare Centre, Capital Care Group Inc.
Description: KARIE is an Automated Medication Delivery Device for Home and Community Care. KARIE delivers medication with the right dose at the right time, monitors adherence, sends reminder alarms and timely reports.

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Recipients of the Researcher-Clinician Partnership Program


ArtOnTheBrain: An Inclusive Evidence-Based Cognitive Health App for Older Adults to Promote Aging at Home
Dr. Kelly Murphy, Principal Investigator
Host: Baycrest Health Sciences
Description: Art-on-the-Brain uses visual art presented in an interactive online environment to stimulate cognition and encourage social connections amongst users through a series of enjoyable learning and gaming activities.

Be EPIC: Person-Centered Communication with Home Care Clients with Dementia
Dr. Marie Savundranayagam, Principal Investigator
Host: Western University
Description: Be EPIC is a first-of-its kind training program that trains PSWs to use person- centered communication (PCC) to address the unmet needs of persons with dementia.

Clinical Validation of the Cogniciti Brain Health Assessment for Identifying Older Adults at Risk of Dementia
Dr. Angela Troyer, Principal Investigator
Host: Baycrest Health Sciences
Description: Cogniciti’s online brain health assessment can help adults over the age of 40 determine whether the symptoms of memory loss that they may be experiencing are normal for their age, or that they should be examined further by their doctor. Cogniciti thereby enables individuals to potentially benefit from early assessment and identification of a problem, leading to earlier diagnosis and treatment.

Cognitive Impairment: Technology to Monitor Night-Time Wandering Amongst Persons with Dementia
Dr. Frank Knoefel, Principal Investigator
Host: Bruyere Research Institute
Description: The Wander Detection and Diversion (WDD) System integrates multiple low-cost sensors to seamlessly guide patients with dementia to their usual night-time destination safely by activating soft home lighting and pre-recorded verbal cues using caregiver and/or familiar voices. An alarm sounds if they try to leave the home during the night.

DATADAY: Daily Support for People with Dementia
Dr. Arlene Astell, Principal Investigator
Host: Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Description: DataDay is a user-friendly application that provides daily support, reminders and monitoring to individuals with dementia to enable them to see how they are doing. Through the clinician portal, their clinical team will have access to previously unavailable data that can enable them to identify problems emerging and avert potential crises including avoidable hospital admissions.

Establishing Concurrent and Predictive Validity of a Novel Emotional Memory Screening Test to Detect Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Linda Mah, Principal Investigator
Host: Baycrest Health Sciences
Description: The Emotional Verbal Learning Test (EVeLT) is a 5-minute paper-and-pencil test that was developed to assess emotional memory, a form of memory that is affected in older adults who are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Predicting Emergency Department Delirium with an Interactive Customizable Tablet to Prevent Repeat Visits App
Dr. Jacques Lee, Principal Investigator
Host: Sunnybrook Research Institute
Description: Patients play a ‘serious game’ that assesses risk of delirium based on their performance.

Reducing ED Visits in Patients with Dementia after Hospital Discharge by Providing Patient and Family-Oriented Discharge Instructions Generated by an Electronic System
Dr. Robert Reid, Principal Investigator
Host: Trillium Health Partners
Description: Care Connector aims to reduce unnecessary ED visits and hospital re-admissions by better supporting dementia patients with their transition from hospital back to the community. The software supports inter-professional communication, generating and sharing Patient Oriented Discharge Summaries (PODS), which provides patients and their Circle of Care with an easy to understand, patient friendly discharge summary.

The Hippocamera: A Situationally Aware Memory Prosthetic
Dr. Morgan Barense, Principal Investigator
Host: University of Toronto
Description: This project will develop a novel memory prosthetic that reorganizes and replays movies of an individual’s life to stabilize memories and reduce MCI-related decline.

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Recipients of the Knowledge Mobilization Partnership Program


Building Capacity for De-prescribing Guideline Development, Implementation and Evaluation
Dr. Barbara Farrell, Principal Investigator
Host: Bruyere Research Institute
Description: The goals of this project are to create and disseminate de-prescribing guideline products (e.g. videos, apps) to help health care providers (HCP) use the guidelines and facilitate patient-HCP de-prescribing conversations, to aid the development of new de-prescribing guidelines, and to further guideline implementation and evaluation activities.

Building Capacity for Integrating Dance in Long-Term Care
Melissa Tafler, Principal Investigator
Host: Baycrest Health Sciences
Description: Introducing dance to long-term care settings offers an adoptable practice to positively impact cognitive and physical health, self-expression, social cohesion, and deepen creative engagement for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Comprehensive Dementia Assessment and Support for Dementia Patients in NPLCs
Theresa Agnew, Principal Investigator
Host: Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario
Description: Think Research will implement a comprehensive dementia assessment tool to disseminate provincial quality standards pertaining to the management of patients with dementia.

Dementia-Inclusive Retirement Communities
JoAnn Prior, Principal Investigator
Host: Ontario Retirement Communities Association
Description: To provide truly supportive environments that allow seniors to age in place, and the setting of their choice, retirement community operators must facilitate a dementia-inclusive culture in all aspects of their operations. In an effort to guide the sector towards becoming dementia-inclusive, ORCA has begun creating a toolkit of measurement tools and best practices, as well as education and training to reduce stigma levels and change the culture around dementia care in retirement communities.

Individualized Medications Management in Ontario Long Term Care
Candace Chartier, Principal Investigator
Host: Ontario Long-Term Care Association
Description: The OLTCA is partnering with Think Research and GeneYouIn to drive best practices in personalized medication management to high-needs, polymed, long-term care home residents. For over 55 years, the Ontario Long-Term Care Association (OLTCA) has been committed to advancing the quality of long-term care services in Ontario. With advocacy and leadership as a key focus, the Association has been able to influence legislative, policy and regulatory change, support sector expansion and redevelopment, and provide educational opportunities to ensure the increasing needs of residents are being met with safe, high-quality care.

Minds in Motion: Nurturing the Well-Being of Canadians with Dementia through Fitness and Social Activity
Mary Schulz, Principal Investigator
Host: Alzheimer Society of Canada
Description: Minds in Motion offers a community-based program that encourages exercise and mental activity among people with dementia to help improve cognition, physical function and well-being.

Real-World Solutions for Improving Cognitive Fitness: Using the Internet to Translate and Scale Scientifically Validated Programs for Older Adults
Dr. Brian Levine, Principal Investigator
Host: Baycrest Health Sciences
Description: Goal Management Training (GMT) targets decline in executive functions such as planning, problem-solving, and multi-tasking. GMT trains individuals to periodically stop ongoing behaviour to interrupt automatic processing, apply mindfulness skills, bring their overarching goal to mind, and monitor performance. The Memory and Aging Program (MAP) targets normal memory decline; participants learn a toolkit of proven strategies to maximize day-to-day memory function and make lifestyle changes to optimize brain health.

Supportive Oral Health for Seniors
Nelly Villacorta-Siegal, Principal Investigator
Host: Baycrest Health Sciences
Description: PSWs will be trained to look for dental concerns using a modified Oral Health Assessment Tool (OHAT) . The project nurse and hygienist will implement an online learning module to show how to properly utilize the assessment tool form and when to refer to a hygienist. The module will include tips on effective tooth brushing and mouth care.

The North-South Brain Health Educational Course Initiative
Dr. Guy Proulx, Principal Investigator
Host: York University
Description: The project goal is to increase the level of knowledge of professionals specializing in neurological conditions and geriatrics in areas such as cognitive health and neurodegenerative diseases.

The Power of Peer Support: Reducing Social Isolation in Residential Care Settings
Zsofia Orosz, Principal Investigator
Host: Bruyere Continuing Care
Description: Java Music and Java Memory Care are standardized peer-support group programs that can be implemented across the full spectrum of care. The Java Programs aim to reduce the stigma associated with support groups by reflecting a warm social setting, incorporating coffee and music.

Recipients of the Senior’s Care Strategic Innovation Fund (SCSIF)

Validation and Scaling of the Mobile eChart Healthcare Software Platform for Long-Term Care Facilities
Project Leads: Dr. Erik Scheme and Dr. Emily Read
Host Institution: University of New Brunswick, Moncton, NB
The purpose of this research is to validate the eCharts digital health platform and examine its impact on key work and health outcomes of formal caregivers for older adults living in special care homes (long-term care) in Atlantic Canada.

Connecting Family Caregivers of Seniors with Information and Resources to Support their Daily Care Giving Tasks and Responsibilities, and ServUs Inc.
Project Leads:Dr. Dhirendra Shukla and Mr. Vikram Aditya Devaguptapu
Host Institution: University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
The ServUs App lists senior friendly services in the New Brunswick community, and provides a chat application which will improve care coordination between senior or family caregiver with care professionals. The measurable objectives of this project are to develop a completed mobile app with a secure online communication chat tool feature.

The Development and Validation of the NFI Prototype Application for Early Detection of Dementia in the Elderly
Project Lead: Dr. Sarah Pakzad
Host Institution: University of Moncton, Moncton, NB
The project aims to develop norms and to test the feasibility of using the Neurocognitive Frailty Index (NFI) in the identification and assessment of adults at risk of dementia with cardiac problems, diabetes type 2 and hypertension. This project will contribute to accurate diagnosis and improved care in at risk groups.

Polypharmacy App to Improve Health Outcomes in Older Adults
Project Lead: Dr. Carole Goodine and Collaborators (McGibbon, McIver, Jarrett, McDonald, Donovan, UNB, NBCC, HHN, MUHC, YCC)
Host Institution: York Care Centre, Fredericton, NB
Our Polypharmacy system will enable the use of MedSafer on mobile devices. Our goal is to automate data entry (medication lists and medical conditions) to identify de-prescribing opportunities for 5 categories of medications.

Recipients of the Strategic Opportunity Fund

Art on the Brain
Project Lead: Aviva Altschuler
ost Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
Art on The Brain (AoTB) is a web based mobile health intervention that uses visual art as a vehicle for engagement, mental stimulation, and socialization. AoTB focuses on promoting brain health and well-being for seniors with complex care needs aging in their homes. This project focuses on developing a beta prototype mobile health application that physicians and clinicians can safely prescribe to their patients in order to build leisure capacity, stay connected, keep cognitively engaged, and age with dignity.

SOS Checklist App
Project Lead: Raquel Meyer
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
The SOS Checklist digitizes the Sensory Observation System to allow care providers gain meaningful insight into a frail elderly client’s health status to assist in preventing and managing acute deterioration associated with unnecessary hospital emergency transfers. It is intended to support caregivers at the bedside to advocate for health status changes occurring in their elderly clients. This App provides a complete and precise checklist of systems related to body functions and the environment to support healthcare workers in assessing and intervening in a timely way when working with the frail elderly.

TELUS User Needs Assessment
Project Lead: Suzanne Rochford
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
This project seeks to better understand the needs of the elderly who are living independently with one or more chronic diseases, and the circle of care who assists them in maintaining an independent lifestyle. The identified needs will inform the business roadmap of TELUS Health by leveraging Baycrest deep expertise in this patient population.

Virtual Reality (VR) Dementia Simulation
Project Lead: Lisa Sokoloff
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
By improving caregiver empathy and understanding through virtual reality, we can improve healthcare provider and lay person care provision for people with dementia. For this VR proof of concept, the project team is focusing on developing 360 degree videos to trial with formal and informal caregivers. The goal is to determine if the use of VR simulation will increase caregiver awareness, understanding and empathy levels by entering the life of someone with dementia.

Project Lead: Dr. Gary Naglie
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
This project will involve the administration of the paper version or the Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) version of the Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC) questionnaire to all English speaking clients in the high and low tolerance rehabilitation units at Baycrest upon new admission, at discharge, and at 30 days post-discharge (using a validated telephone version of the AM-PAC).

Caregiver Support
Project Lead: Renee Climans
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
The purpose of the project is to determine the effectiveness of the caregiver support program in improving caregiver well-being. The evaluation of the caregiver support program at Baycrest will include 4 participant cohorts: (1) the in-person caregiver support group; (2) is the in-person caregiver support group and their partners with cognitive impairment who will attend concurrent arts-based experiences while their caregivers attend the support group; (3) an online caregiver support group; (4) a group of caregivers who will receive in-person caregiver support while family members are attending an adult day program.

Cogniciti (I) Online Brain Health Assessment
Project Lead: Michael Meagher

Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
This project encompasses three streams of activity aimed at enhancing the Cogniciti Cognitive Assessment platform: Stream 1 – Completing clinical validation studies; Stream 2 – Developing and clinically validating an HTML5 version of the Cogniciti interface; Stream 3 – Developing an administrative interface for accessing and querying volunteer data.

Cogniciti (II) Accelerated Research/Academic Recruitment Trial
Project Lead: Michael Meagher
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
he overall purpose of the project is to conduct a pilot test of accelerated participant recruitment for pharmaceutical clinical trials in dementia using the Cogniciti Research Registry.

e-Learning Repository
Project Lead: Faith Boutcher
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
The purpose of this project is to develop, implement, sustain the systems and HR supports necessary to enable eLearning.

Integrated Care Community Team
Project Lead: Jagger Smith
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
Baycrest, together with the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (TC CCAC) and North York General Hospital (NYGH) aims to evaluate the Integrated Primary Care Team (ICCT) for the BRIDGES initiative. The ICCT model connects frail, older adults to a dedicated, inter-professional team consisting of primary care practitioners, community services, and specialty care resources.

Online Goal Management Training
Project Lead: Dr. Brian Levine
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
Goal Management Training (GMT) is an effective intervention for executive functioning deficits due to a variety of clinical conditions affecting integrated brain functioning. This project focuses on translating GMT to an online format to increase its accessibility, and to run a randomized controlled trial to establish the efficacy of the new delivery medium and feasibility in using this approach in older adults and patients with cognitive deficits.

Online Memory and Aging Program (MAP)
Project Lead: Dr. Angela Troyer
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
The Memory and Aging Program is an evidence-based face-to-face education and intervention program for older adults experiencing normal age-related memory changes. Through interactive lectures, discussion and practical exercises, participants learn about memory changes that occur with age and what can be done to improve memory. This initiative will create an online version of the program.

Project Lead: Karen Hirschfeld
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
This mixed-methods observational project aims to evaluate the impact of the PLEASE Program on the activity engagement and quality of life of long-term care residents at Baycrest. The PLEASE Program involved trained volunteers (under the supervision of Baycrest Therapeutic Recreation) providing opportunities for and facilitating spontaneous activities with residents with cognitive impairment in the Apotex twice daily (e.g., storytelling, eating assistance).

Quanta – QOCA Home Solutions Clinical Trial
Project Lead: Quanta Computers
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
The goal of the project is to partner with Quanta Computer Inc. to customize, deploy, and evaluate a cloud-based, information technology solution (tablet-based QOCA home hub) to enable new content and services related to social connectedness and health education for seniors in residential and community settings.

RNAO Falls
Project Lead: Deborah Lappen
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
The purpose of this project is to facilitate the implementation of client-centered approaches into falls prevention on the low-tolerance, long-duration rehabilitation unit at Baycrest. As part of this new approach, clinical staff will: a) identify clients with cognitive impairment with the highest falls risk in the unit; b) implement staff huddle consultations for the 2 clients with highest falls risk in order to determine the client care plan; c) facilitate completion of a falls risk self-assessment questionnaire by all clients on the unit.

Virtual Care
Project Lead: Faith Malach
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
Virtual Care intends to bring health services to the client, rather than bringing the client to the clinician. The project has five sub-projects aimed at providing the following benefits: behavioural support for patients and caregivers living with dementia during transitions between care settings, sectors, and teams; enhanced access to integrated and specialized care teams for residents of long-term care homes and community dwelling clients through telemedicine, and reduced incidence of injurious falls and avoidable emergency department transfers for residents and patients with dementia living in long-term care and in-patient rehab units.

Eye Tracker
Project Lead: Dr. Jennifer Ryan
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
This project focuses on the development of an eye-tracking assessment tool for early detection of cognitive decline. It involves adapting lab-based eye-tracking tasks of cognition for use with a mobile platform and obtaining eye-tracking data from both healthy adults, and those with cognitive decline.

Virtual Rounds
Project Lead: Rotman Research Institute
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
This project developed 3 modules to educate clinicians on how to better care for their patients, modules that will eventually populate the e-Learning platform. Online modules were designed as part of a blended learning course to train staff on how to work with older adults and seniors. Training for staff was also included to help them understand more about the complex needs of older adults, including normal aging and sensory and cognitive changes that can affect care.

MRI NeuroInformatics
Project Lead: Rotman Research Institute
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
The aim of the MRI Neuroinformatics project is to develop standardized architecture to share neuroimaging data, essential health information, and analysis tools nationally. This will create robust, reproducible MRI data processing and analysis pipelines that can be used in partner centres.

Rational Neurorehabilitation
Project Lead: Dr. Jed Meltzer
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
This project uses state-of-the art technology including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) to understand disease-related and acute treatment-related changes in brain structure and function in individuals with various brain disorders. The project helps researchers use an approach that involves a comprehensive set of brain-imaging and physical-health assessments to evaluate existing brain interventions and understand why certain interventions work for some patients but not others.

Project Lead: Rotman Research Institute
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
Trigger is a prosthetic memory application that enables individuals with memory impairment to re-live the past in context, the way memories should be experienced. Using the app, memories can be triggered within context by location, time, and facial recognition on a mobile device. The project focused on the refinement of the mobile application in order to improve the facial recognition aspect of the solution.

Dementia and Transitional Care (virtual care)
Project Lead: Jagger Smith
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
hrough the uses of telemedicine and virtual care, this project seeks to provide safe, accessible and affordable care to dementia populations in the process of transitioning care settings.

Neurovascular Reactivity
Project Lead: Rotman Research Institute
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
This project involves developing novel, non-invasive methods using MRI technology to measure vascular function in the brain as the key supporting mechanism for brain activity. The development and refinement of a new cerebrovascular reactivity method for MRI to measure blood flow in the brain and the development of a sequence could result in a significant reduction in scanning times.

Communications Neuroscience
Project Lead: Dr. Claude Alain
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
This project focuses on increasing our understanding of hearing, speech perception, and speech production, so this knowledge can be applied to new and better treatments and improve communication. This project continued the development and testing of a new analysis method that allows for digitization of the head in 3D, which can be used in the context of analyzing neuroimaging data acquired for examining hearing and language problems in seniors.

Personalized Brain Health Promotion
Project Lead: Rotman Research Institute
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
The goal of the project is to reduce the likelihood of developing brain disorders such as cognitive impairment, dementia, and late-life depression through non-pharmacological approaches. This knowledge will serve as a basis for developing new interventions that take into account the individual’s psychosocial environment, activities, and other strategies to promote sustained changes in lifestyle behaviours.

Virtual Brain: Muse Interface
Project Lead: Dr. Randy MacIntosh
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
The Virtual Brain (TVB) is the first computerized model to capture the intricate details of the structure and function of the brain under normal circumstances; as a result of trauma or disease, and as it ages. Currently, TVB is used as a research tool to build models that predict the development and progress of disease. With the goal of expanding its clinical use, CABHI is partnering with InteraXon using its MUSE headband as a type of mobile electroencephalogram (EEG) that could enable new clinical uses.

Recipients of the Canada-Israel Collaboration Program

Project Lead: Linda Truong
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
Hip-Hope is a smart wearable device, designed as a belt, worn around the user’s waist. The belt inflates upon fall detection to protect the wearer’s hips. The current project evaluates the usability of the product with the older adult demographic.

Project Lead: Dr. Linda Mah
Host Institution: Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, ON
Brainsway has developed a modification of the Transcranial magnetic stimulation technique, known as deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) that enables deep areas of brain tissue to be activated in a non-invasive and safe manner. The goal of the proposed work is to establish the efficacy of dTMS in treating depression in older adults with Alzheimer’s and to identify neural mechanisms that predict response to dTMS and that are altered in response to treatment.

HeartBeat Technologies
Project Lead: Mary Lou Ackerman
Host Institution: St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Toronto, ON
HeartBeat Technologies (HBT) has developed proprietary software that enables physicians to remotely monitor heart related parameters and provide non-invasive care management. This solution provides actionable tools that are reliable and user friendly to help prevent hospitalization and re-admissions by remotely monitoring patients.

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