The Use of Technology in Compassionate Elder Care

In this conversation Dorothy Kessler PhD, Assistant Professor at Queen’s University, Affiliate Scientist at the Bruyère Research Institute, and a 2020 AMS Compassion and AI Fellow and Babak Taati PhD, PEng, Scientist at the KITE Research institute UHN, Assistant Professor at UofT in the Department of Computer Science and the institute of Biomedical Engineering, and 2020 AMS Compassion and AI Fellow discuss the work they are doing in technology to improve the quality of life for aging populations in long term care facilities and at home.

Length: 31 minutes

As Ontario's population of seniors continues to grow, we will need to reimagine the way we provide care and support.

KITE's Alex Mihailidis discusses what changes we need to make to provide a better foundation of support for everyone during the aging process

Length: 36 minutes

Dr. Andrea Furlan is rewriting the script on what it means to treat chronic pain. A cornerstone of her work? Deprescribing opioids.

Length: 1 hour 1 minute

In this episode of the Making Impact Series, Helen is joined by Milos Popovic, Director of the KITE Research Institute at UHN Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and Professor with the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto.

The research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, KITE, is a world leader in complex rehabilitation science and is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with the effects of disability, illness and aging. KITE's areas of focus include prevention, restoration, enhanced participation and independent living. Researchers are actively engaged in developing new treatments, devices and products as well as gathering evidence that guides changes to policy and public opinion.

Length: 30:00

Dr. Alex Mihailidis, one of the top scientists at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, dedicated his life to developing technology to help people

When a scary accident landed him in his own facility for months, he learned some key lessons that changed his perspective forever.

Length: 28:00

Milos Popovic is the Director of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (KITE) and professor in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto

He is also the co-founder and director of the MyndTec. Popovic's decade of research and randomized clinical trials with stroke and spinal cord injury populations led to the development of the MyndMove device.

Length: 22:14

Andrea Furlan is a physician, and senior scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute; scientist at the Inst. For Work & Health; and senior scientist at the KITE Research Inst., University Health Network.

The story of pain is a complicated one. We need pain as part of our alarm system to tell us if something is wrong with us. But when we're in constant pain, we can barely think of anything else and we just want it to go away. Why do we feel pain long after an injury has healed? Do I feel pain differently than you? How does culture affect our perception of pain? And what's the most effective way to treat the pain that doesn't stop? A fascinating conversation with Andrea Furlan, a leading expert on pain.

Length: 54:00

How can one's mental health affect your outcomes in rehabilitation? In this episode, Bernice and Anna sit down to discuss mental health in the field of rehabilitation sciences.

We hear perspectives on burnout prevention, the impact of coping on engagement, and realistic hope from Lindsey Kudlow, Dr. Andrea Iaboni, and Anita Kaiser through a recap of a recent RSI speaker series event on mental health

Length: 38:00

In the first episode of the Connecting the Dots mini-series, we invite Dr. Kara Patterson, a physical therapy professor and scientist, and Monika Szopinska, an individual with lived experience

We discuss rehabilitation research from the perspectives of the researcher and the participant under the lens of using dance and music for recovery after stroke.

Length: 1:01:00

Dr. Babak Taati on pioneering the use of computer vision to help seniors live safer, healthier lives

The researcher at UHN's KITE Research Institute is co-leading a team looking to harness computer vision to quickly and accurately recognize untreated pain and prevent falls among older adults

Air Date: November 30, 2021 | Length: 34:36

Dr. Alex Mihailidis on helping us live at home longer

The award-winning scientist is developing smart home systems that help care for and promote the wellbeing in older adults.

Air Date: November 19, 2020 | Length: 45:02

Dr. Taufik Valiante invents computer chip designed to monitor and intercept epileptic seizures

Wide ranging interview with award winning neurosurgeon reveals struggle with depression and journey to achieve mental wellness

Air Date: November 3, 2020 | Length: 52:27

Pioneering research by UHN's Dr. Kristin Musselman is designed to get spinal cord injured patients mobile

Helping partially injured spinal cord patients walk

Air Date: December 3, 2019 | Length: 30:22

Overcoming 'imposter syndrome' and helping the elderly live well, with Dr. Jennifer Campos

Mimicking the real world through lab simulation to prevent falls and collisions

Air Date: November 12, 2019 | Length: 40:02

Robotics, rehabilitation therapy and learning from failure, with Dr. Milos Popovic

A journey to Canada and transforming lives through neurorehabilitation

Air Date: October 29, 2019 | Length: 32:03