Alex Mihailidis

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2019/20 • $1,000,000 • PI
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Developing evidence-based recommendations to prevent falls and improve safety during bathing transfers

2018/19-2019/20 • $238,212 • PI,CO
Bathrooms are common locations of slips and falls for older adults, with a significant number of injuries occurring in tubs or showers. Grab bars, bathmats and other assistive devices can improve safety when used during bathing, and are commonly recommended by healthcare professionals to help...

Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Life-logging services, technologies, and solutions for older and frail people

2017/18-2019/20 • $235,517 • PI,CO
Life-logging technologies may enable and motivate older individuals to pervasively capture data about themselves, their environment, and the people with whom they interact in order to receive a variety of services to increase their health, well-being, and independence. However, there have been...

Automatic remote screening of speech features associated with Alzheimer's disease

2017/18-2019/20 • $220,133 • PI,CO,Other
Assessing Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an expensive and laborious process that is unsustainable given our rapidly aging population, especially if one accounts for indirect costs such as lost time in travel, wait times, and hours spent in assessment, which is a process so labourious that it is...

CREATE in Healthcare Robotics (HeRo)

2019/20 • $193,750 • PI,CO
artificial intelligence,assistive robotics,computer vision and perception,healthcare robotics,human-robot interaction,intelligent control,machine learning,mechanical design,rehabilitation robotics,surgical robotics

Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging - Full Proposal

2014/15-2018/19 • $24,450,000 • PI,CO
The neurodegenerative brain diseases - Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, and Dementia with Lewy Bodies - will be the "diseases of the 21st century" due to aging of our population. The decision by CIHR to establish a Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging...

"NeuroCare" as Innovation in Intervention: A Neurophysiological Approach to Determine Readiness for Return to Activity

2012/13-2017/18 • $565,728 • PI,CO,Other
To date, there are major gaps in our knowledge about how to best manage the physical and cognitive demands associated with returning adolescents to activity following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Returning to activities prior to the brain healing from its injury may result in delayed...

Development of an Automated System for Pain Detection and Monitoring in Older Adults with Dementia

2014/15-2017/18 • $371,769 • PI,CO
Although pain is very frequent in older populations, older adults are often undertreated for pain. This problem is especially serious for older persons who have severe dementia (e.g., Alzheimer's Disease), live in nursing homes and cannot report their pain because of cognitive impairments that...

Ubiquitous robotics to support older adults with dementia

2016/17-2017/18 • $195,000 • PI,CO
Dementia affects more than 35 million people worldwide, and experts predict this number will almost double every 20 years. Robotics is viewed as a viable technology in the support of older adults with dementia, with a significant market available through home, community, and institutional...

Novel Haptics-Enabled Robotic Systems for Rehabilitation Therapy

2014/15-2016/17 • $273,396 • PI,CO
Stroke is a leading cause of death and adult neurological disability in Canada with approximately 50,000 cases of strokeoccurring every year and about 315,000 Canadians currently living with the effects of stroke. It has been estimated thatstroke costs the Canadian economy almost 3.6 billion...

Novel Haptics-Enabled Robotic Systems for Rehabilitation Therapy

2014/15-2016/17 • $273,395 • PI,Other
Stroke is a leading cause of death and adult neurological disability in Canada with approximately 50,000 cases of stroke occurring every year and about 315,000 Canadians currently living with the effects of stroke. It has been estimated that stroke costs the Canadian economy almost 3.6 billion...

CanWheel CIHR Team in Wheeled Mobility for Older Adults

2010/11-2015/16 • $1,365,769 • PI,CO
Power wheelchairs are an expensive yet essential form of assistive technology that can compensate for impaired mobility and improve quality of life for older adults. Despite this benefit, the safe use of these devices can be compromised by decreased cognition and/or functional ability as well as...

Bipolar disorder in later life: A mixed-methods, experiential sampling study of health and well-being over time

2011/12-2015/16 • $722,402 • PI,CO
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic mental health condition characterized by extreme shifts in mood, behaviour and judgment (onset usually by age 25). More than half with untreated BD abuse alcohol and/or drugs and 60% will have marriages that end in divorce. Suicide by those with BD is greater...

A Modular Intelligent Power Wheelchair System to Enhance Mobility, Safety and Participation of Users

2013/14-2015/16 • $286,788 • PI,CO,Other
Power wheelchairs can help people with mobility problems to be independent. But people with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities have difficulty using power wheelchairs safely and independently. This project will develop an intelligent power wheelchair system for older adult long term...

AAL-WELL: Ambient Assistive Living Technologies for Wellness, Engagement, and Long Life

2012/13-2015/16 • $226,733 • PI
With people across the world living longer, we need to find new ways to support them to live and age as well as possible. This involves helping people to maintain their independence and keep physically and mentally active for as long as they can. The AAL-WELL project aims to explore how a new...

Development and Evaluation of iWalk: A Web-based Guide to Facilitate Evidence-informed Assessment of Walking after Stroke

2014/15-2015/16 • $199,875 • PI,CO,Other
More than 50 percent of people who suffer a stroke have difficulty walking. It is important for physical therapists to assess the speed and distance that people can walk because these factors are important to walking in the community to complete meaningful activities and they also predict falls...

Advancing cognitive telerehabilitation through pervasive computing interfaces.

2014/15-2015/16 • $70,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Each year, it is estimated that 187,000 Canadians are afflicted by traumatic brain injury (TBI). In moderate-to-severe cases of TBI, individuals must cope with chronic cognitive/physical impairments that limit their quality of life. Cognitive rehabilitation attempts to restore or compensate for...

Health Care, Technology and Place (HCTP): A CIHR Strategic Training Initiative

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,603,970 • PI,CO,Other
The Health Care, Technology & Place (HCTP) Program is the only graduate training program that tries to understand 21st century health care by examining the way that technologies, societies & space interact. HCTP provides an integrated, collaborative & interdisciplinary approach to research...

NSERC CREATE Academic Rehabilitation Engineering (CARE) Training Program

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,173,000 • PI,CO
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CIHR Team for the Development, Testing and Knowledge Translation of Innovative Approaches to Optimize Gait and Balance of Older Adults

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,058,486 • PI,CO
The team aims to promote mobility in aging by optimizing gait and balance (G&B). Our objectives are to: 1) develop innovative, cost-effective approaches to improve G&B and prevent falls; 2) test the efficacy of these new approaches; 3) transfer the new technologies and knowledge to consumers,...

A modular intelligent power wheelchair system to enhance mobility, safety and participation of users

2013/14-2014/15 • $172,072 • PI,CO
Power wheelchairs can help people with mobility problems to be independent. But people with physical, sensory andcognitive disabilities have difficulty using power wheelchairs safely and independently. This project will develop an intelligentpower wheelchair system for older adult long term care...

Autonomous and unobtrusive monitoring of the physiology and physical activity of seniors within the smart home environment.

2013/14-2014/15 • $144,960 • PI,CO
The senior population in Canada is growing at an unparalleled rate and many seniors will need to self-manage their health conditions. Many seniors do not know how or when to monitor their chronic diseases. Those who do are often given standard devices, such as arm cuffs or chest straps, which...

Robotics and Virtual Environments for Hospital and Home-based Rehabilitation Post Stroke

2011/12-2014/15 • $112,500 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in Canadian adults. The loss of arm movement control, affecting completion of daily activities, is common after stroke. Research shows that intense, repetitive therapy for the affected arm and retraining in everyday activities greatly improve recovery....

The efficacy of a computer-based prompting system to develop self-care skills in children with autism

2010/11-2013/14 • $195,000 • PI
Much attention has focused on developing effective strategies to enable children with autism to achieve functional independence in self-care, such as the use of prompts. However, the literature has shown that prompting is most successful when the task and prompts are presented systematically and...

The Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics (IRM) SmartCare Laboratory: Healthcare Robots for the Elderly

2013/14 • $149,995 • PI,CO
The world's elderly population is drastically increasing and will hit the two billion mark by 2050 as forecasted by the United Nations. With an aging population, healthcare systems across the Western world are in potential crisis. The objective of our collaborative research in smart care is to...

H. Chertkow Expression of Interest for CCNA

2013/14 • $71,606 • PI
The neurodegenerative brain diseases (NDD)- Alzheimers Disease (AD) and other dementias in particular - will be the diseases of the 21st century due to aging of our population. The decision to establish a Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration and Aging (CCNA) represents a timely response to...

Enabling citizenship in an ageist society

2012/13-2013/14 • $64,716 • PI,CO
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CLSA-TECH: Extending the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Platform Through Environmental and Person-based Technologies

2013/14 • $24,500 • PI,CO
Aging populations in Canada and worldwide demand innovative approaches to ensure people can live and age well across and within societies. Information and communications technologies (ICTs) have recently emerged as a potential solution to improve the health, safety and social participation of...

SWAT: Smart Wheelchairs for Assessment and Training of Older Adults

2013/14 • $22,500 • PI
Older adults often need powered wheelchairs to help maintain their independence and mobility. Clinicians are responsible for assessing and training users for powered wheelchair use, and typically make decisions regarding powered wheelchair provision using existing assessment tools. These tools,...

Towards the development of a pervasive prompting system for older adults with dementia: Developing the COACH task guidance system for use in the home

2010/11-2011/12 • $169,758 • PI,CO
An older adult with Alzheimer's disease is often unable to independently complete activities of daily living (ADL) such as self- care activities, because he/she cannot remember the proper sequence of steps that must be completed. The current solution is for a caregiver, who is typically a spouse...

Intelligent haptic upper-limb stroke rehabilitation

2010/11-2011/12 • $114,300 • PI,CO
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Intelligent haptic upper-limb stroke rehabilitation

2010/11-2011/12 • $114,300 • PI
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Improving Quality of Care for Canadians at High-Risk for Fractures: A Knowledge to Action Approach

2011/12 • $10,000 • PI,CO
About 10% of Canadians 40 years of age or older have osteoporosis, a disease that causes brittle bones that make people prone to fracture. About one in five people 40 years of age or older have fractured their wrist, upper arm, spine, pelvis or hip. The likelihood of breaking a bone increases if...

Forget me not: a calvacade of commitment for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

2011/12 • $3,000 • PI,CO
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias is a malady which requires attention because of the increasing incidence in conjunction with the preponderance of an aging society. According to the seminal report, the Rising Tide, the incidence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in Canada has...

Healthy Aging and Technology

2011/12 • $2,230 • PI
Use of technology and interventions to support aging-in-place

Personal Robots to Support Aging-in-Place: Pilot testing of a novel 'robot-smart home' platform

2010/11 • $50,000 • PI,CO
Globally we are facing a healthcare crisis as related to caring for a rapidly aging population who are suffering from a variety of impairments, such as dementia. The current healthcare model of removing older adults from their homes and placing them into care facilities will no longer be...

CanWheel Think Tank on International Approaches to Improving Power Mobility

2010/11 • $25,000 • PI,CO
The proposed 2-day Think Tank will focus on creating an international research agenda related to the improvement of power mobility for older people. Through presentation and guided discussion we will discuss the latest research regarding the provision, prescription, customization, training and...

Designing a user interface for an intelligent supportive environment that assists older adults with dementia with activities of daily living.

2010/11 • $17,500 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Dementia impairs a person's ability to carry out routine activities as remembering the steps and sequences involved with completing tasks becomes difficult. For this reason, older adults with dementia often require constant caregiver assistance to complete activities of daily living (ADL). To...