SFU Gerontology Research Centre
Department of Gerontology Research Activities and Publications in the
Area of “Technology and Aging”

The vision of the AGE-WELL is to harness the potential of technology to provide high-quality and sustainable services and solutions to meet the needs of the current and future generations of older adults in Canada. Our vision includes the creation of capacity for Canada to further establish its position as a global leader in the development and deployment of these technologies.

AGE-WELL aims to harness the creativity and inventiveness of Canadian health, natural, and social scientists and engineers, together with partners from industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. Currently, 23 co-investigators representing 10 academic and health institutions across Canada - including Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre - are leading the development of thematic work packages ranging from ethics to tech transfer.

The GRC has a long-standing involvement in the area of technology and aging involving research, development and evaluation of technologies to support independent living and enhance quality of life:

  • Research into the needs and requirements of older people for assistive technologies, particularly in respect to information and communication technologies (ICTs)
  • Technology and people with dementia
  • Development of prototype systems and technologies
  • Development of methodologies for user-driven research
  • Evaluation of devices and systems in field trials
  • Theoretical and conceptual development
  • Inequalities in access and use of systems (the Digital Divide)
  • Social and psychological perspectives on the role of technology in everyday life
  • Knowledge transfer and the dissemination of research findings via conferences and workshops;
    For example, the 2001 9th Annual John K. Friesen Conference was on the topic - The Changing Location of Long Term Care: The Seamless Integration of Technology-enhanced Health Care in the Home and Community; in 2010 the GRC hosted the 7th World Congress on Gerontechnology

The GRC is currently the Secretariat of the International Society for Gerontechnology North American Chapter with Dr. Andrew Sixsmith as the President and Dr. Ryan Woolrych, as the Secretary General for the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG).

PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

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1. Books

2. Technical Reports

3. Journal Articles

4. Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings

5. Newspaper, Newsletter, & Magazine Articles

6. Conference Presentations

7. Materials in Electronic Format

8. Theses

 

1. Books

 

Augusto, J.C., Huch, M., Kameas, A., Maitland, J., McCullagh, P.J., Roberts, J., Sixsmith, A., & Wichert, R. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of ambient assisted living: Technology for healthcare, rehabilitation and well-being. Ambient intelligence and smart environments, volume 11. Amsterdam, NL: IOS PRESS.

Bardram, J., Mihailidis, A., & Wan, D. (Eds.). (2006). Pervasive computing in healthcare. Boca Raton, FL.: Taylor & Francis.

Gutman, G.M. (Ed). (1998). Technology innovation for an aging society: Blending research, public and private sectors. Vancouver: Gerontology Research Center, Simon Fraser University. LINK

Mihailidis, A., Boger, J., Kautz, H., & Normie, L. (Eds.) (2008). Technology and Aging: Selected Papers from the 2007 International Conference on Technology and Aging - Volume 21 Assistive Technology Research Series (Assistive Technology Research). Sherbrooke, QC: IOS Press.

Sixsmith, A., & Gutman, G. (Eds.). (2013). Technologies for active aging (International perspectives on aging, volume 9). New York, NY: Springer.

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2. Technical Reports

 

Gutman, G.M., & Love, T. (2008, January). Towards more elder friendly hospitals: Final report – Studies 3b and 3c. [Report submitted to Fraser Health Geriatric Clinical Service Planning and Delivery Team]. Vancouver: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.

Paris-Seeley, N., Raschke, S., Watzke, J.R., Jones, Y., & Halsted, N. (1998). Evaluation of portable lift and transfer devices to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury (MSI) to home care workers. Workers’ Compensation Board Report 1150-20 B 1998 (98FS-47).

Savage R. (2009). Exploitation Brief – Canada (Facilitators and barriers, exploitation potential in different areas). Contribution to 3.2.7 - SOPRANO: Service Oriented Programmable Smart Environments for Older Europeans: Yearly exploitation plan and business models. [Internal Deliverable D6.3.2.2]. 33.

Savage R. (2009). 2.1.3.4 – Market Facilitators and barriers US/JP/CA; 2.1.5 – Exploitation beyond the EU into key extra-EU markets; 2.3.3.4 – Facilitators and constraints towards ICT adoption. Contribution to 2.3.3 Canada in SOPRANO: Service Oriented Programmable Smart Environments for Older Europeans: Yearly Impact Report [Internal Deliverable D6.3.1.2], 11-13, 13-14, 111-116.

Watzke, J.R. (1996). Environmental control devices and older adults: Phase 2. Report submitted to Industry Canada.

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3. Journal articles

 

Boger, J., Hoey, J., Poupart, P., Boutilier, C., Fernie, G., & Mihailidis, A. (2006). A planning system based on Markov decision processes to guide people with dementia through activities of daily living. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine, 10(2), 323-333.

Giesbrecht, E.M., Mortenson, W.B., & Miller, W.C. (2012). Prevalence and facility level correlates of need for wheelchair seating assessment among long term care residents. Gerontology, 58(4), 378-384. Online publication available at http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?doi=10.1159/000334819

Holliday, P.J., Mihailidis, A., Rolfson, R., & Fernie, G. (2005). Understanding and measuring powered wheelchair mobility and manoeuverability: Part I – Reach in confined spaces. Disability and Rehabilitation, 27(16), 939-949.

Labelle, K.L., & Mihailidis, A. (2006). The use of automated prompting to facilitate handwashing in persons with dementia. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60(4), 442-450.

Lee, T., & Mihailidis, A. (2005). An intelligent emergency response system. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 11(4), 194-198.

LoPresti, E.F., Mihailidis, A., Kirsch, N. (2004). Assistive technology for cognitive rehabilitation: State of the art. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 14(1/2), 5-39.

Miller, W.C., Garden, J., & Mortenson, W.B. (2011). Measurement properties of the wheelchair outcome measure in individuals with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 49, 995–1000.

Mortenson, W.B., Demers, L., Furhrer, M.J., Jutai, J., Lenker, J., & DeRuyter, F. (2012). How assistive technology use by individuals with disabilities impacts their caregivers: A systematic review of the research evidence. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 91(11), 984-998.

Mortenson, W.B., Demers, L., Fuhrer, M.J., Jutai, J., Lenker, J., & DeRuyter, F. (2013). Effects of an assistive technology intervention on older adults with disabilities and their informal caregivers: An exploratory randomized control trial. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 92(4), 297-306. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e31827d65bf

Mortenson, W.B., Miller, W.C., & Backman, C.L. & Oliffe, J.L. (2009). Predictors of wheeled mobility in individuals in residential care. Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 13, Suppl. 1, S469.

Mortenson, W.B., Miller, W.C., Backman, C.L. & Oliffe, J.L. (2011) Predictors of mobility among wheelchair using residents in long term care. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92(10), 1587-1593.

Mortenson, W.B., Miller, W.C., Backman, C.L., & Oliffe, J.L. (2012). Association between mobility, participation, and wheelchair-related factors in long-term care residents who use wheelchairs as their primary means of mobility. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(7), 1310-1315.

Mortenson, W.B., Oliffe, J.L., Miller, W.C., & Backman, C.L. (2012). Grey spaces: The wheeled fields of residential care. Sociology of Health and Illness, 34(3), 315-329. Early-on-line publication. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9566/earlyview

Mortenson, W.B., Sixsmith, A., & Woolrych, R. (2013). The power(s) of observation: Theoretical perpsectives on surveillance technologies and older people. Ageing & Society / FirstView Articles. doi: 10.1017/S0144686X13000846

Nijhof, N., Gemert-Pijnen, L., Woolrych, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2013). An evaluation of preventive sensor technology for dementia care. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 19(2), 95-100.

Orpwood, R., Sixsmith, A., Torrington, J., Chadd, J., Gibson, G., & Chalfont, G. (2007). Designing technology to support quality of life of people with dementia. Technology and Disability, 19(2/3), 103-112.

Pratesi, A., Sixsmith, J., & Woolrych, R. (2013). Genuine partnership and equitable research: working “with” older people for the development of a smart activity monitoring system. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 18(3). Retrieved from http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol18-no3.htm

Savage, R., Campo, M., Yon, Y., Wilson, A., Kahlon, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2009). Market potential for ambient assisted living technology: The case of Canada. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5597, 57-65.

Sixsmith, A. (2009). Understanding the user of ambient technologies. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5612, 511-519.

Sixsmith, A., Orpwood, R., & Torrington, J. (2010). Developing a music player for people with dementia. Gerontechnology, 9(3), 421-427.

Watzke, J.R., & Kemp B. (1992) Safety for older adults: the role of technology and the home environment. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 7(4), 9-21.

Watzke, J.R., & Sakiyama, M. (1993). The Kinsmen Rehabilitation Foundation of British Columbia. Technology and Disability, 2(1), 79-85.

Watzke, J.R., & Smith, D.B.D. (1994). Concern for and knowledge of safety hazards among older people: Implications for research and prevention. Research on Aging, 20(3), 177-188.

Watzke, J.R., & Wister, A.V. (1993). Resident location monitoring technology in long-term care facilities: An analysis of care staff attitudes. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 19, 23-29.

Woolrych, R., Sixsmith, A., Mortenson, B., Robinovitch, R., & Feldman, F. (2013). The nature and use of surveillance technologies in long-term care. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7910, 1-9.

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4. Book Chapters & Conference Proceedings

 

Abrahamsohn, G., Gutman, G.M. & Wister, A.V. (1994). Necessary elements of a cost-effectiveness analysis of technical aids for the elderly. In G. Gutman & A. Wister (Eds.) Progressive accommodation for seniors: Interfacing shelter and services (pp.197-210). Vancouver: Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre. LINK

Beringer, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2013). Videoconferencing and social engagement for older adults. In A. Sixsmith & G.M. Gutman (Eds.), Technologies for active aging (International perspectives on aging, volume 9). New York, NY: Springer.

Beringer, R., Sixsmith, A., Campo, M., Brown, J., & McCloskey, R. (2011). The "acceptance" of Ambient Assisted Living: Developing an alternative methodology to this limited research lens. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6719, 161-167.

Best, K., Mortenson, W.B., & Hurd Clarke, L. (2011). Collision avoidance and path planning technologies for older wheelchair users: Thoughts of occupational therapists [abstract]. FICCDAT Proceedings Abstracts and Full Papers Document Library. LINK 

Bhachu, A., Hine, S., & Woolrych, R. (2012) The role of assistive technology in supporting formal carers. In J. Augusto, et al. (Eds.), Handbook of assisted living, (pp.283-303). IOS Press: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Bierhoff, I., Sproll, S., Müller, S., Avatangelou, E., Delaney, S., Byrne, P., Sixsmith, A.J., Kremen, P., Kouba, Z., Goossen, B., & Panis P. (2010). Making user-centred design a reality: Experiences from the NETCARITY and SOPRANO project [abstract]. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 134.

Brink, S. (1994). Bridging the technology gap – The links between research, development, production and policy for products supporting independent living. In G. Gutman & A. Wister (Eds.) Progressive accommodation for seniors: Interfacing shelter and services (pp.211-222). Vancouver: Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre. LINK

Demers, L., & Mortenson, W.B. (2012). Measuring the impact of assistive technology on family caregivers. In M. Scherer & S. Federici (Eds.), Assistive technology assessment handbook (pp.83-106). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Gibson, M., Gutman, G.M., Hirst, S.P., Fitzgerald, K., Fisher, R., & Roush, R.E. (2013). Expanding the technology safety envelop for seniors to include disaster resilience. In A. Sixsmith & G.M. Gutman (Eds.), Technologies for active aging (International perspectives on aging, volume 9). New York, NY: Springer.

Gutman, G.M. (1995). The role of gerontology research centres in developing and marketing information and communication technology to older adults and to persons with disabilities. In Proceedings Persons with disabilities and older adults: How to capitalize on a growing market (pp. 41-54). Laval, Quebec: Centre d’ innovation en technologies de l’information (CITI).

Gutman, G.M. (1998). Technology, aging and disability in Canada. In G. Gutman (Ed.), Technology innovation for an aging society: Blending research, public and private sectors (pp.7-21). Vancouver: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University. LINK

Gutman, G.M. (1998). Technological approaches to management of “problem” behaviours in home and institutional settings. In G. Gutman (Ed.), Technology innovation for an aging society: Blending research, public and private sectors (pp. 51-67). Vancouver: Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University. LINK

Gutman, G.M. (2003). Gerontechnology and the home environment. In N. Charness & W.K. Schaie (Eds.) Impact of technology on successful aging (pp251-261). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Gutman, G.M., Gorr, P., & Swan, J. (2010). The role of technology in emergency preparedness and response for seniors: Lessons learned and opportunities for innovation [abstract]. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 94.

Gutman, G.M., Jones, Y., Walji, M., Clark Scott, M.A. (2001). Space efficient universal design innovations [abstract]. Gerontology, 47 (supp.1), 36.

Gutman, G.M., Robinovitch, S.N., Marzencki, M., Menon, C., Livingston, N., & Beattie, B.L. (2010). Falls prevention, exoskeletons and wearable sensors: Gerontechnology R & D in British Columbia [abstract]. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 100.

Gutman, G.M., & Symes, B. (2010). Building research capacity through web collaboration: The BCNAR experience [abstract]. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 101.

Holliday, P., Mihailidis, A., Rolfson, R., & Fernie, G. (2002). Does sideways movement increase mobility and manoeuvrability in a powered wheelchair? [abstract] Gerontechnology, 2(1), 99.

Hwang E., Park A., Lee B., Spicer V., & Sixsmith A.J. (2010). Spatial behavior of older adults in real and virtual environments [abstract]. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 221.

Hwang, E., Park, A., Sixsmith, A., & Gutman, G.M. (2013). The virtual environment in community and age-friendly design. In A. Sixsmith & G.M. Gutman (Eds.), Technologies for active aging (International perspectives on aging, volume 9). New York, NY: Springer.

Jutai, J., Demers, L., Mortenson, W.B., & DeRuyter, F. (2010). Measuring the effectiveness of assistive technology in community and home environments: capturing the perspectives of users and caregivers. [abstract]. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 116.

Mago, V.K., Woolrych R., & Sixsmith, A. (2012). Understanding fall events in long term care using fuzzy cognitive map [Abstract]. Gerontechnology, 11(2), 343.

Marzencki, M., Zajiczek, L., Kaminska, B., & Sixsmith, A. (2010). Device-less capacitive indoors localization and activity tracking system," NEWCAS Conference (NEWCAS), 2010 8th IEEE International, pp.113-116. LINK

Mortenson, W.B. (2010). The ethics of gerontechnology: From intervention study to implementation in practice [abstract]. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 142.

Mortenson, W.B., Auger, C., Smith, C., Rushton, P., & Viswanathan, P. (2010). Wheelchair mobility in older adults. Are we ready to roll? [abstract]. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 137.

Mortenson, W.B., & Demers, L. (2011). End-user involvement in the development and evaluation of the caregiver assistive technology outcome measure. In G.K. Gelderblom, M. Soede, L. Adriaens & K. Meisenberger (Eds.), Everyday technology for independence and care (pp. 1043-1050). Fairfax, VA: IOS Press.

Mortenson, W.B., Demers L., Fuhrer M., DeRuyter F., Lenker J., & Jutai J. (2010). Impact of an assistive technology intervention on users and their caregivers: Initial findings [abstract]. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 118-119.

Mortenson, W.B., Demers, L., Jutai, J., Fuhrer, M.J., Lenker, J., & DeRuyter, F. (2011, June). Impacts of assistive technology interventions on informal caregivers [abstract]. FICCDAT Proceedings Abstracts and Full Papers Document Library. LINK 

Mortenson, W.B., Miller W.C., Oliffe J.L., & Backman C.L. (2010). Wheelchair mobility among facility residents: Perils, pitfalls and promises [abstract]. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 137-138.

Mortenson, W.B., & Sixsmith A. (2010). Gerontechnology and residential care: Reducing or reproducing disability among individuals with cognitive impairment [abstract]? Gerontechnology, 9(2), 144.

Mueller, S., Delaney, S., Meyer, I., Sixsmith, A., Bierhoof, I., & Sproll, S. (2011). Iterative user involvement in ambient assisted living research and development processes: Does it really make a difference? In C. Rocker & M.

Ziefle (Eds.), E-health, assistive technologies and applications for assisted living: Challenges and solutions. Hershey, PA: Medical Information Science Reference.

Mueller, S., Santi, M., & Sixsmith, A. (2008). Eliciting user requirements for Ambient Assisted Living: Results of the SOPRANO project. In P. Cunningham & M. Cunningham (Eds.), Collaboration and the knowledge economy: Issues, applications, case studies, part 1 (pp. 81-88). Amsterdam/Berlin: IOS Press.

Namazi, S., Glaesser, U., Sixsmith, A., & O’Rourke, N. (2012). Developing a mobile experience sampling tool for seniors with bipolar disorder [Abstract]. Gerontechnology, 11(2), 189.

Nijhof, N., van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C., Sixsmith, A., & Seydel, E.R. (2012). User evaluation of ADLife technology to improve wellbeing and to save cost for people with dementia [Abstract]. Gerontechnology, 11(2), 256.

Orpwood, R., Chadd, J., Howcroft, D., Sixsmith, A., Torrington, T., Gibson, G., & Chalfont, G. (2008). User-led design of technology to improve quality of life for people with dementia. In P. Langdon, J. Clarkson & P. Robinson (Eds.), Designing inclusive futures (pp. 185-195). London: Springer.

Paris-Seeley, N., Raschke, S., Watzke, J.R., Jones, Y., & Halsted, N. (2001). Evaluation of transfer devices to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury to home care workers [abstract]. Gerontology, 47 (Suppl.1), 522.

Pratesi, A., Sixmith, J., & Woolrych, R. (2012). Participatory design for future care related technologies: Lessons for the Smart Distress Monitor Project. In I. Serrano-García, D. Pérez-Jiménez, J. Resto-Olivo & M. Figueroa Rodríguez (Eds.), Psicología Comunitaria Internacional: Aproximaciones a los Problemas Sociales Contemporáneos, Volumen II (pp.183-196). Puebla, México: Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla.

Roush, R.E., & Gutman, G.M. (2010). Using preventive gerontechnological systems to monitor residents’ behavior for health services during emergencies [abstract]. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 92.

Roush, R.E., Hirst, S., Mazurik, L., & Gutman, G.M. (2010). Expanding the technology safety envelop for seniors to include disaster resilience [abstract]. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 91.

Savage, R., Campo, M., Yon, Y., Wilson, A., Kahlon, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2009). Market potential for ambient assisted living technology: The case of Canada. In M. Mokhtari et al. (Eds.), ICOST 2009, LNCS 5597, 57-65.

Schmid, I., Marks, B., Sixsmith, A., Jung, K., Baines, S., & Carson, J. (2012). Music player for dementia care homes [Abstract]. Gerontechnology, 11(2), 419.

Sixsmith, A. (2012). Gerontological perspectives on ambient assistive living. In J.C. Augusto, et al. (Eds.), Handbook of ambient assisted living: Technology for healthcare, rehabilitation and well-being. Ambient intelligence and smart environments, volume 11 (pp. 253-257). Amsterdam, NL: IOS PRESS.

Sixsmith, A. (2012). Information and communication technologies for independent living: Lessons learned from recent European projects [Abstract]. Gerontechnology, 11(2), 140.

Sixsmith, A. (2012). International initiatives on development of information and communication technologies to assist older people [Abstract]. Gerontechnology, 11(2), 143-144.

Sixsmith, A. (2012). Theoretical perspectives on surveillance technologies for older people [Abstract]. Gerontechnology, 11(2), 307.

Sixsmith, A. (2013). Technology and the challenge of aging. In A. Sixsmith & G.M. Gutman (Eds.), Technologies for active aging (International perspectives on aging, volume 9). New York, NY: Springer.

Sixsmith, A., Carrillo, M., Phillips, D., Lansley, P. & Woolrych, R. (2013). International initiatives in technology and aging. In A. Sixsmith & G.M. Gutman (Eds.), Technologies for active aging (International perspectives on aging, volume 9). New York, NY: Springer.

Sixsmith, A., & Gutman, G.M. (Eds.). (2010). Gerontechnology, 9(2) Spring 2010. Eindhoven, the Netherlands: ISG.

Sixsmith, A., & Gutman, G.M. (2010). Welcome to ISG’s 7th World Conference on Gerontechnology. Gerontechnology, 9(2), 63.

Sixsmith, A., & Gutman, G.M. (2013). Introduction. In A. Sixsmith & G.M. Gutman (Eds.), Technologies for active aging (International perspectives on aging, volume 9). New York, NY: Springer.

Sixsmith, A., Hammond, M., & Gibson, G. (2008). Quality of life and dementia. In M. Vaarama, R. Pieper & A. Sixsmith (Eds.), Care related quality of life in old age (pp. 217-233). New York: Springer.

Sixsmith, A., Meuller, S., Lull, F., Klein, M., Bierhoff, I., Delaney, S., Byrne, P., Sproll, S., & Savage, R. (2010). A user-driven approach to developing Ambient Assisted Living systems for older people: The SOPRANO Project. In J. Soar, R. Swindell & P. Tsang (Eds.), Intelligent technologies for bridging the grey digital divide. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Sixsmith, A., Meuller, S., Lull, F., Klein, M., Bierhoff, I., Delaney, S., & Savage, R. (2009). SOPRANO – An ambient assisted living system for supporting older people at home. In M. Mokhtari et al. (Eds.), ICOST 2009, LNCS 5597, 233–236.

Sixsmith, A., Woolrych, R., Bierhoff, I., Mueller, S., & Byrne, P. (2012). Ambient assisted living: From concept to implementation. In A.P. Glascock & D.M. Kutzik (Eds.), Essential lessons for the success of telehomecare (pp.259-286). IOS Press: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Vaarama, M., Pieper, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2008). The general framework and methods of the Care Keys research. In M. Vaarama, R. Pieper & A. Sixsmith (Eds.), Care related quality of life in old age (pp. 3-18). New York: Springer.

Vaarama, M., Pieper, R., Frommelt, M., Muurinen, S., Sixsmith, A., Hammond, M., & Ljunggren, G. (2008). The concept of quality in long-term care. In M. Vaarama, R. Pieper & A. Sixsmith (Eds.), Care related quality of life in old age (pp. 102-124). New York: Springer.

Vaarama, M., Tiit, E., Muurinen, S., Pieper, R., Saks, K., Sixsmith, A., & Hammond, M. (2008). Instrumentation of the Care Keys research. In M. Vaarama, R. Pieper & A. Sixsmith (Eds.), Care related quality of life in old age (pp. 19-44). New York: Springer.

Virone, G., & Sixsmith, A. (2008). Monitoring activity patterns and trends of older adults. Proceedings of the 30th IEEE-EMBS (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society) Microtechnologies in Medicine & Biology, 2071-2074.

Virone, G., & Sixsmith, A. (2008). Activity prediction using circadian activity rhythm software simulations. Proceedings of the 4th Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE08) IET PEP0541Z. Available as a CD-ROM only ISBN 978-0-86341-894-5.

Virone, G., & Sixsmith, A. (2008). Toward information systems for ambient assisted living. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology, June 4-7, 2008. Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.

Watzke, J.R. (1994). Personal response systems: Canadian data on subscribers and alarms. In G. Gutman & A. Wister (Eds.) Progressive accommodation for seniors: Interfacing shelter and services (pp.147-166). Vancouver: Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre.

Watzke, J.R., & Birch, G. (1994). Older adults’ response to automated environmental control devices. In G. Gutman & A. Wister (Eds.) Progressive accommodation for seniors: Interfacing shelter and services (pp.167-180). Vancouver: Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre. LINK

Watzke, J.R., Gutman, G.M., & Wister, A.V. (1994). Emergency medical alert (EMA): Findings from a large Canadian study [abstract]. Gerontologist, 34 (Special Issue 1), 71.

Woolrych R., & Sixsmith, A. (2012) Aligning a user-centred approach to the implementation of assistive technologies: Challenges from the SOPRANO Project [Abstract]. Gerontechnology, 11(2), 141-142.

Woolrych, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2012). Challenges of user-centred research in the development of ambient assisted living systems. In M. Donnelly, C. Paggetti, C. Nugent, & M. Mokhtari (Eds.), Impact analysis of solutions for chronic disease prevention and management: 10th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2012, Artimino, Tuscany, Italy, June 12-15, Proceedings (pp.1-8). Springer: Heidelberg.

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5. Newspaper, Newsletter and Magazine Articles

 

Brink, S. (1995). Are there problems of technology adoption among seniors? Maximizing Human Potential: Quarterly Newsletter of the Aging, Disability and Rehabilitation Network of the American Society on Aging, 3(1), 1-2.

Carmichael, B. (2007). Bright eye-deas to help diabetes management. Seniors’ Housing Update, 16(2). LINK

Carmichael, B. (2007). E.K.G. Phone Home! Seniors’ Housing Update, 16(2). LINK

Edge, M., Taylor, B., Dewsbury, B., & Groves, M. (2000). The potential for ‘smart home’ systems in meeting the care needs of older persons with disabilities. Seniors’ Housing Update, 10(1), 6-7. LINK

Groves, M. (2002). The changing location of long term care: The seamless integration of technology-enhanced health care in the home and community. Seniors Housing Update, 11(1), 1-2. LINK

Groves, M. (2002). The Dr. Tong Louie Living Laboratory. Seniors Housing Update, 11(1), 20. LINK

Gutman, G.M. (1999). Technology innovation for an aging society: Application to environmental design. GRC News, 18(1), 3-5, 15. LINK

Hayes, M. (2001). The seamless integration of technology-enhanced health care in the home and community. Seniors Housing Update, 11(1), 18-19. LINK

Mortenson, B. (2010). Ready to roll: Mobility and social participation among wheelchair users in residential care. Seniors’ Housing Update, 19(2), 10-12. LINK

Mortenson, W.B. (2011). The impact of technology on informal caregivers. GRC News, 30(1), 10-11. LINK

Savage R. (Ed.) (2009). SOPRANO: Service Oriented Programmable Smart Environments for Older Europeans: Newsletter, Issue three.

Sixsmith, A. (2008). Using technology to help older people live independently: THE SOPRANO PROJECT. Seniors’ Housing Update, 17(1). LINK

Sixsmith, A. (2012). ICOST conference 2012. GRC News, 31(2), 7-8. LINK

Virone, G. (2008). Circadian activity rhythms & technology and aging. Seniors’ Housing Update 17(1). LINK

Wallace, J. (2000). Fire safety and elderly tenants living in high rises. GRC News, 18(4), 3-5. LINK

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6. Conference Presentations

 

Beringer, R., Sixsmith, A., Campo, M., Brown, J., & McCloskey, R. (2011, June). The "acceptance" of Ambient Assisted Living: Developing an alternative methodology to this limited research lens. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Smart Homes and HealthTelematics, iCOST 2011, June 20-22, 2011, Montreal, Canada.

Best, K., Mortenson, W.B., & Hurd Clarke, L. (2011, June). Collision avoidance and path planning technologies for older wheelchair users: Thoughts of occupational therapists. Poster session presented at the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), at the Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT), June 5-8, 2011, Toronto, ON.

Bierhoff, I., Sproll, S., Müller, S., Avatangelou, E., Delaney, S., Byrne, P., Sixsmith, A.J., Kremen, P., Kouba, Z., Goossen, B., & Panis P. (2010, May). Making user-centred design a reality: Experiences from the NETCARITY and SOPRANO project. Presentation at the 7th World Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), 27-29 May 2010, Vancouver, BC.

Campo, M., & Beringer, R. (2011, March). Untapped potential? Exploring the possibilities for older adult education within the realm of ambient assisted living. Presentation to “Imagining an old age with Gerontechnology: Educational implications of new technologies” (J. Brown (Convener)) at the 37th Annual Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), March 17-20, 2011, Cincinnati, OH.

Demers, L., Mortenson, W.B., Plante, M. Raymond, M-H., & CATOR (2010, October). Impacts des aides techniques auprès des usagers et de leurs proches-aidants: Résultats preliminaries. Poster session presented at the Congrès International Francophone de Gériatrie et Gérontologie, Nice, France.

Demers L., Rushton, P.W., Mortenson, W.B., Chan, E., Miller, W.C. (2012). Introducing a tool for measuring the impact of power mobility use by older adults on their family caregivers. Podium presentation at the 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, October 18-20, 2012, Vancouver, BC.

Giesbrecht, E., Miller, W.C., & Mortenson, B. (2010, December). Prevalence and predictive factors of wheelchair seating need among long term care residents. Poster session presented at the 39th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Canadian Association on Gerontology, December 2- 4, Montreal, QC.

Gutman, G.M., Gibson, M., Hirst, S., Fitzgerald, K., Fisher. R. & Roush, R. (2011, October).Using technology to promote disaster resilience in seniors: Potential and barriers. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology & 4th Pan American Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, October 21-23, 2011, Ottawa, ON.

Gutman, G.M., Gorr, P., & Swan, J. (2010, May). The role of technology in emergency preparedness and response for seniors: Lessons learned and opportunities for innovation. Presentation at the 7th World Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), 27-29 May 2010, Vancouver, BC.

Gutman, G.M., Robinovitch, S.N., Marzencki, M., Menon, C., Livingston, N., & Beattie, B.L. (2010, May). Falls prevention, exoskeletons and wearable sensors: Gerontechnology R & D in British Columbia. Presentation at the 7th World Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), 27-29 May 2010, Vancouver, BC.

Gutman, G.M., & Symes, B. (2010, May). Building research capacity through web collaboration: The BCNAR experience. Presentation at the 7th World Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), 27-29 May 2010, Vancouver, BC.

Hwang E., Park A., Lee B., Spicer V., & Sixsmith A.J. (2010, May). Spatial behavior of older adults in real and virtual environments. Presentation at the 7th World Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), 27-29 May 2010, Vancouver, BC.

Hwang, E., Park, A., Sixsmith, A., & Gutman, G.M. (June, 2013). The virtual environment in communication of age-friendly design. Paper presented at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics 20th World Congress, 23-27 June 2013, Seoul, Korea.

Kelson, E., & Chaudhury, H. (2008, November). Sustaining personhood in dementia care: Exploring staff perception of residents’ visual life stories. Paper presented at the “Shared Histories: Enhancing Reminiscence through Multimedia Technologies” symposium at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 21-25, 2008, National Harbor, MD.

Lovegreen, L.D. (2008, May). Have older adults joined the "Age of Technology"? Invited speaker at the Intertic Symposium, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC.

Luts, A., Soles, C., Mortenson, W.B., & Miller, W.C. (2011, June). Longitudinal experiences of power mobility use in older adults. Poster session presented at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy National Conference, June 15-18, 2011, Saskatoon, SK.

Mahmood, A., & Steggell, C. (May, 2011). Baby boomer caregivers’ perception of gerontechnology: Findings from a pilot project. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, May 25-28, 2011, Chicago, IL.

Miller, W.C., Mortenson, W.B., Claudine, A., & Smith, C. (2009, June). Wheeled mobility in older adults: wheeling into the future. Paper presented at the Canadian Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Mortenson W. (2010, May). The ethics of gerontechnology: From intervention study to implementation in practice. Presentation at the 7th World Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), 27-29 May 2010, Vancouver, BC.

Mortenson, W.B. (2011, May). Assistive technology and climate change. Invited address at the 20th John K. Friesen Conference, Simon Fraser University, May 25-26, 2011, Vancouver, BC.

Mortenson, W.B., & Demers, L. (2011, August-September). End-user involvement in the development and evaluation of the caregiver assistive technology outcome measure. Paper presented at the 11th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2011, 31 August 2011 – 2 September 2011, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Mortenson W., Demers L., Fuhrer M., DeRuyter F., Lenker J., & Jutai J. (2010, May). Impact of an assistive technology intervention on users and their caregivers: Initial findings. Presentation at the 7th World Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), 27-29 May 2010, Vancouver, BC.

Mortenson, W.B., Demers, L., Jutai, J., Fuhrer, F., Lenker, J., DeRuyter, F. (2010, October). Impacts of assistive technology interventions on informal caregivers of adults with chronic physical impairments: A systematic review. Paper presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine-American Society of Neurorehabilitation Conference, Montreal, PQ.

Mortenson, W.B., Demers, L., Jutai, J., Fuhrer, M.J., Lenker, J., & DeRuyter, F. (2011, June). Impacts of assistive technology interventions on informal caregivers. Poster session presented at the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), at the Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology, (FICCDAT) June 5-8, Toronto, ON.

Mortenson, W.B., Demers, L., Jutai, J., Fuhrer, M.J., Lenker, J., & DeRuyter, F.A. (2012, October). Novel assistive technology intervention for older adults with disabilities and their informal caregivers: Results from a preliminary randomized control trial. Poster session presented at the 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, October 18-20, 2012, Vancouver, BC.

Mortenson, W.B., Demers, L., Landry, A-P, Luts, A., & Soles. C. (2011, November). Experiences of power mobility use in older adults over time: Preliminary findings. Paper presented at the European Seating Symposium, November 7-10, 2011, Dublin, Ireland.

Mortenson, W.B., Demers, L., Roy, L., Lenker, J., Jutai, J., Fuhrer, M., Deruyter, F. (2010, June). Efficacy of a user-caregiver assistive technology intervention: Preliminary results. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference, Halifax, NS.

Mortenson, W.B., Miller, W.C., Backman, C.L. & Oliffe, J.L. (2010, May). Predictors of the frequency of engagement in occupation among long-term care residents who use wheelchairs as their primary means of mobility. Paper presented at the 15th World Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Santiago, Chile.

Mortenson W., Miller W.C., Oliffe J.L., & Backman C.L. (2010, May). Wheelchair mobility among facility residents: Perils, pitfalls and promises. Presentation at the 7th World Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), 27-29 May 2010, Vancouver, BC.

Mortenson, W.B., Miller, W.C., Rushton, P., Demers, L. (2012, October). Power mobility: Experiences of users over time. Podium presentation at the 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, October 18-20, 2012, Vancouver, BC.

Mortenson, B., Sixsmith, A., & Woolrych, R. (2013, June). Theories of surveillance and ambient assisted living. Paper presented at the 20th World Congress, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), June 21-23, 2013, Seoul, South Korea.

Mortenson, W.B., Woolrych, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2011, October). The power of observation: Theories of surveillance and ambient assistant living. Poster session presented at the 40th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology & 4th Pan American Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, October 21-23, 2011, Ottawa, ON.

Mortenson W., & Sixsmith A.J. (2010, May). Gerontechnology and residential care: Reducing or reproducing disability among individuals with cognitive impairment? Presentation at the 7th World Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), 27-29 May 2010, Vancouver, BC.

Mortenson, W.B., Woolrych, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2011, October).The power of observation: Theories of surveillance and ambient assistant living. Poster session presented at the 40th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology & 4th Pan American Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, October 21-23, 2011, Ottawa, ON.

Nijhof, N., van-Gemert-Pijnen, J., Sixsmith, A., & Seydel, E. (2012). Users evaluation of ADLife technology to improve well-being and save costs for people with dementia. Paper presented at the International Society of Gerontology Conference, 26-29 June 2012, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Roush, R.E., & Gutman, G.M. (2010, May). Using preventive gerontechnological systems to monitor residents’ behavior for health services during emergencies. Presentation at the 7th World Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG), 27-29 May 2010, Vancouver, BC.

Savage, R.M., Sixsmith, A.J., Campo, M., Yon, Y., Wilson, A., & Kahlon, R. (2009, July). An examination of the market potential for ambient assisted living technology in Canada. Poster session presented at the 19th World Congress, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, July 5-9, 2009, Paris, France.

Savage, R., Yon, Y., Campo, M., Wilson, A., Kahlon, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2009, July). Market potential for ambient assisted living technology: The case of Canada. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2009, July 1-3, 2009, Tours, France.

Savage, R., Sixsmith, A., & Campo, M. (2009, September). The role an ambient assisted living system may play in the delivery of fair and efficient home and health care in rural Canada. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual BC Rural and Remote Health Research Network Conference, 28-29 September 2009, Prince George, BC.

Savage, R.M., Sixsmith, A.J., Campo, M., Yon, Y., Wilson, A., & Kahlon, R. (2009, July). An examination of the market potential for ambient assisted living technology in Canada. Poster session presented at the 19th World Congress, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, July 5-9, 2009, Paris, France.

Schmid, I., Sixsmith, A., Marks, B., Baines, S., Jung, K., & Carson, J. (2012, July). Music player for residents with dementia in residential care. Paper presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2012, 14-19 July 2012, Vancouver, BC.

Sims-Gould, J., Scott, V., Gaspard, G., Feldman, F., Woolrych, R., Sixsmith, A., McKay, H., & Robinovitch, S. (2012, October). Using falls video capture data as a knowledge translation and exchange strategy in long term care. Presentation at the 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, October 18 -20, 2012, Vancouver, BC.

Sixsmith, A. (2007, November). Technologies to enhance quality of life for people with dementia. Paper presented at 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 16-20, 2007, San Francisco, CA.

Sixsmith, A. (2008, February). Emerging technologies: Making them relevant for older people. Paper presented at the Intensive Program on Measuring Outcomes of Assistive Technologies at the International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence (ICADI), February 20-23, 2008, St. Petersburg, FL.

Sixsmith, A. (2008, February). SOPRANO: Service Oriented Programmable Smart Environments for Older Europeans. Paper presented at the International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence (ICADI), February 20-23, 2008, St. Petersburg, FL.

Sixsmith, A. (2009, July). Developing user-driven approaches to research and development for ambient technologies. Paper presented at the 19th World Congress, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, July 5-9, 2009, Paris, France.

Sixsmith, A. (2009, July). Understanding the older user of ambient technologies. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, July 19-24, 2009, San Diego, CA.

Sixsmith, A. (2011, May). Technologies for active aging and health. Paper presented at the First SFU Health Research Day, May 12, 2011, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.

Sixsmith, A. (2011, May). Technology solutions for seniors in a time of climate change. Paper presented at the 20th John K. Friesen Conference, Simon Fraser University, May 25-26, 2011, Vancouver, BC.

Sixsmith, A. (2011, June). Ambient Assistive Living systems for independence and quality of life of seniors. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS 2011), June 22-24, 2011, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.

Sixsmith, A., Barnes, N., Bhachu, A., Curry, D., & Egan, B. (2009, July). Using technology to manage people with chronic illnesses: Results of the SAPHE project. Paper presented at the 19th World Congress, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, July 5-9, 2009, Paris, France.

Sixsmith, A., Mortenson, B., & Woolrych, R. (2012, November). Theorising the impact of surveillance technologies on older people. Poster session presented at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 14-18, 2012, San Diego, CA.

Sixsmith, A., Mueller, S., Lull, F., Klein, M., Bierhoff, I., Delaney, S., Byrne, P., & Savage, R. (2009, July). SOPRANO: An ambient assisted living system for supporting older people at home. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2009, July 1-3, 2009, Tours, France.

Tatarkiewicz, I., Mortenson, B., McInnis, A., MacNeil, T., Lowe, Marshall, E., Sixsmith, A., Andrew, M., Theou, O., Baker, C., Baikie, S., MacNeil, M., MacPherson, K., Ross, T., White, T., Bennett, K., Graham, S., Woolrych, R., & Kirkland, S. (2013, October). Supporting informal caregivers with personal and environmental emergency response systems: The HOME-Tech Study. Presentation at the 42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, October 17-19, 2013, Halifax, NS.

Wang. R.H., Korotchenko, A., Mortenson, W.B., Hurd Clarke. L. (2012, October). Powered mobility with collision avoidance technology for older adults: Perspectives of users, prescribers and caregivers and the implications for design. Podium presentation at the 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, October 18-20, 2012, Vancouver, BC.

Woolrych, R. (2011, May). The role of telecare in supporting formal carers. Paper presented at the 20th John K. Friesen Conference, Simon Fraser University, May 25-26, 2011, Vancouver, BC.

Woolrych, R. (2013, June). Video-based case studies of behaviours leading to falls in older adults in long-term care. Paper presented at the 20th World Congress, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), June 21-23, 2013, Seoul, South Korea.

Woolrych, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2012, June). Challenges of user centred research in the development of ambient assisted living. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2012, June 12-15, Tuscany, Italy.

Woolrych, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2012, June). User-driven approaches to the application and development of assistive technology: Challenges and implications. Paper presented at the International Society of Gerontology Conference, 26-29 June 2012, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Woolrych, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2012, October). A Complex Systems Modeling Approach to understanding falls in long-term care. Presentation at the 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, October 18 -20, 2012, Vancouver, BC.

Woolrych, R., & Sixsmith, A. (2012, October). Understanding environmental factors and falls within long-term care: A case study approach. Presentation at the 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, October 18 -20, 2012, Vancouver, BC.

Woolrych, R., Sixsmith, A., Borwein, P., Dabbhagian, V., Glasser, U., Jackson, P., Mago, V., & Namazi, S. (2012, November). Gero-modelling: New ways of looking at ‘old’ issues. Poster session presented at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 14-18, 2012, San Diego, CA.

Woolrych, R., Sixsmith, A., Mortenson, B., Robinovitch, R., & Feldman, F. (2013, June). The nature and use of surveillance technologies in long-term care. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics (ICOST 2013), June 19-21, 2013, Singapore.

Woolrych, R., Sixsmith, A., Robinovitch, S., Feldman, F., Chaudhury, H, & Symes, B. (2013, October). Understanding Falls in Long-term Care: A video-based case study approach. Reduction of Falls and Injuries CPG Symposium, Fraser Health, October 30, 2013, Langley, BC.

Woolrych, R., Sixsmith, A., Robinovitch, S., Feldman, F., Chaudhury, H., & Symes, B. (2013, November). Understanding Falls in Long-term Care: A video-based case study approach. Poster session presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 20-24, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Zecevic, A., Woolrych, R., & Robinovitch, S. (2013, October). A case of multiple faller: Video supported fall investigation in long term care. Presentation at the 42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, October 17-19, 2013, Halifax, NS.

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7. Materials in Electronic Format

 

Mihailidis, A., Cockburn, A., & Longley, C. (2005). The acceptability of home monitoring technology by baby boomers and older adults. 28th Annual Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) conference proceedings, June 23 –27, 2005, Atlanta, GA. [CD-ROM].

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8. Theses & Projects

 

Savage, R. (2010). An exploration of the needs and concerns of potential ambient assisted living users within the context of the meaning of home. M.A. Project, Department of Gerontology (Supervisor: A. Sixsmith). LINK

Shintani, A. (2004). Benefits and limitations of a reminder device for older adults with memory loss. M.A. Project, Department of Gerontology (Supervisors: G. Gutman). LINK

Sinden, D. (2008). A comparative analysis of internet health information use between Canadian baby boomers and older adults. M.A. Thesis, Department of Gerontology (Supervisors: A. Wister). LINK

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