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News & Events | Articles | January 21, 2016

Home Health: Using Home and Community Design to Support our Aging Population

David Borkenhagen BSc, MPlan
Human Factors Research Associate, W21C, UCalgary

January 21, 2016
12:00 -12:50 pm
W21C Multi-Purpose Room
GD01, TRW Building
3280 Hospital Drive NW

This session was recorded, you may access it here: https://connectmeeting.ucalgary.ca/p5yt4pi4nht/

Presentation Summary:

As our population ages, it is becoming increasingly important to provide housing solutions that effectively meet the physical, cognitive and social requirements of seniors. The Home Health project attempts to bridge the gap between the housing and healthcare industries by designing homes that respond to the needs of older adults.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the Home Health project and highlight opportunities for innovative healthcare technologies and systems of health care delivery.
2. Provide an overview of David’s previous research in the fields of vision science, aging and driving, and social design research.
3. Introduce the idea of “social design”, and explain its relevance to the Home Health project

The W21C Journal Club+ is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.