Research and Development in Assistive Technology at the Center for Studies in Aging in Toronto.By Bernie, Eng., C.C.E., Jeff, P., Maki, Ph.D., P.Eng., Brian, University of Toronto, Canada; Technology and Disability, Vol. 3, No 4
(Pages: 315-320) Publication Date: November 1994
This article describes the work of the Centre for Studies in Aging (CSiA) in Toronto which applies technology to problems commonly encountered by the elderly. Their assistive technology research focuses on the prevention of falls and the maximization of mobility. Research facilities include two "moving rooms" which are used to study postural control and ergonomic experiments. Both consumers and industry are extensively involved in development efforts. The following products have been transferred to commercial use: grab bars, toilet equipment, accessible bathtub, walking aids, wheelchairs, and a portable lifting system.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )