The University of Waterloo and Pervasive Dynamics will develop and test wearable health technologies that can improve stroke rehabilitation as part of a new partnership aimed at transforming the health of older adults.
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By 2030, one-quarter of the Canadian population – close to 8 million people – will be over the age of 65. Stroke is the third major cause of death in Canada, with approximately 50,000 Canadians suffering a stroke each year. More than 20 percent of older adults will take serious falls, costing the healthcare system $2 billion in related costs annually.