sMAP – Smart Mobility for the Aging Population

The proportion of older adults (aged 65 and older) worldwide has been increasing steadily over the past 40 years. In Canada, it has been projected that seniors will represent up to 25% of the total population by 2036. Mobility is a crucial indicator of functional status, and  a predictor of quality of life and longevity; hence,  it is often called the sixth vital sign. Recent advancements in mobile technologies, artificial intelligence, embedded and sensing devices create exciting opportunities to address mobility challenges faced by the aging population. The NSERC-funded sMAP CREATE program is a multi-university, multi-disciplinary program aiming to foster a world-class, collaborative training environment and provide highly qualified personnel with unique experiential training opportunities centered around technologies and best practices for smart mobility for the aging population.Read more