This October, the ABLE team had the opportunity to present at the MIRA Catalyst Grant Networking Session, an event designed to showcase the projects funded by the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA). While at the event, the team, including Dr. Paula Gardner, Dr. Rong Zheng, Caitlin McArthur, Stephen Surlin and Adekunle Akinyemi spoke about the ABLE project and networked with other researchers.
Able is a wearable platform designed to encourage physical therapy and exercise. When players exercise, their movements generate pleasurable sound and visual experiences. These incentivize users to continue physical therapy on a daily basis and in pairs. We are currently testing the beta version of ABLE with residents of AMICA Mature Lifestyles community, and with physical therapists and care givers. Look for updates on ABLE research here!