Smart Housing for Aging in Place

Problem : After the age of 75, over 70% of older adults suffer from disabilities limiting the realisation of daily living activities. Despite these disabilities, older adults have a strong desire to stay in the setting of their choice, generally their home, as long as possible.

Solution : Including a close collaboration between academics, non-profits, and industry partners, we aim to develop and integrate smart ambient technologies to support seniors living alone, in autonomous and semi-autonomous collective housing.

Impact: This project has a great potential to extend older adult autonomy and quality of life, support caregivers and delay the institutionalisation of seniors. An integrative and innovative platform, including an Internet of Things infrastructure, AI models and algorithms, advanced user interfaces and a supporting network has been developed and tested. With Canada’s aging population (>25% will be 65+yo by 2030), more strain is put on fewer human resources; this project allows public health to multiply caregivers’ productivity and keep up with older adult needs.

Project of a multi-stakeholder partnership

Problem : After the age of 75, over 70% of older adults suffer from disabilities limiting the realisation of daily living activities. Despite these disabilities, older adults have a strong desire to stay in the setting of their choice, generally their home, as long as possible.

Solution : Including a close collaboration between academics, non-profits, and industry partners, we aim to develop and integrate smart ambient technologies to support seniors living alone, in autonomous and semi-autonomous collective housing.

Impact: This project has a great potential to extend older adult autonomy and quality of life, support caregivers and delay the institutionalisation of seniors. An integrative and innovative platform, including an Internet of Things infrastructure, AI models and algorithms, advanced user interfaces and a supporting network has been developed and tested. With Canada’s aging population (>25% will be 65+yo by 2030), more strain is put on fewer human resources; this project allows public health to multiply caregivers’ productivity and keep up with older adult needs.