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Startup and research centre join forces to develop wearable technology to aid stroke recovery

The Advanced Aging Research Centre at the University of Waterloo partnered with a startup called Pervasive Dynamics to develop wearable technologies that will help people recover from strokes, falls and accidents.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.therecord.com

When he heard about the wearable sensors developed by Khan, the two started working together. And Wednesday a formal partnership between the startup and the research centre was announced to develop and test wearable technologies for the applied health sector.

Up to now, wearable technologies focused on fitness, diets and exercise, or sounding an alert for incoming emails.

Now, Khan and McIlroy’s research will take the technology into one of the fastest-growing areas of applied health — rehabilitation for people who had strokes. About 50,000 elderly Canadians have strokes every year.

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