Workshop Announcement: 1st ACM Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Computing for AgeTech

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MassAITC is excited to announce that we are participating in organizing the 1st ACM Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Computing for AgeTech (MobiCom4AgeTech 2024). The workshop will be held in Washington DC on November 18th, 2024 and is affiliated and co-located with the International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (ACM MobiCom). The workshop aims to bring together academic researchers, industry leaders, and government partners to present research and discuss challenges and opportunities at the intersection of wireless and mobile computing, AI and data analytics, and technologies for supporting healthy aging. The workshop is now accepting contributed research papers, extended abstracts, and demo proposals. See the call for contributions for more information.

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Upcoming Webinar – Advances in cardiovascular health monitoring to support healthy aging at home – GY1 Pilots (June 11, 3pm EDT)

  Registration Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcucu6uqz0qHt11azHKrZ0TQT24OoYRthd4 Presentation 1: Hearing the Heart: Impact of MindMics' In-ear Infrasonic Hemodynography on Cardiac Health Speaker: Anna Barnacka, PhD | CEO & Founder of MindMics Abstract: In this talk, we will highlight the MindMics Heart Health System, an advanced solution addressing heart health monitoring and aging-related challenges. We will delve into the patented in-ear IH technology that enables heart health monitoring through TWS earbuds and discuss our future plans to make this technology accessible to all. Discover why MindMics, with its clinically validated technology and industry collaborations, is uniquely positioned to lead in next-generation health monitoring and Business to Business growth. Presentation 2: Smartphone Blood Pressure Monitoring is Only a Buzz Away Speaker: Edward Jay Wang, PhD | CEO & Founder of Billion Labs, Inc. & Assistant Professor Engineering & Design, UCSD…

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Webinar – Co-Designing Age Tech for Commercialization and Impact, Nicole Werner (May 28, 3pm EDT)

Registration Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcucu6uqz0qHt11azHKrZ0TQT24OoYRthd4   Speaker: Nicole Werner, PhDAssociate Professor, Department of Health & Wellness DesignDean's Eminent ScholarIndiana University Bloomington, School of Public HealthFaculty Affiliate in the Center for Aging Research at the Regenstrief InstituteFounding Director, Center for Health by Design About the Speaker:  Trained in Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Psychology, Dr. Werner is an interdisciplinary boundary spanner, merging disciplines through a human-centered design approach to patients, caregivers, and other partners in co-designing interventions that transform the patient journey in ways that address a diverse range of patient-centered outcomes. With nearly $27 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, her research has co-produced innovative but realistic technology and care process interventions to improve the quality and safety…

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Past Webinar – Aligning Technology with Dementia Caregiver Needs, Joseph E. Gaugler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVFTmTnYb4M   Speaker: Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care & Aging in School of Public Health Distinguished McKnight University Professor Director of the Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation Director of the national BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving University of Minnesota Editor-in-Chief of The Gerontologist Abstract:  Various technologies are now available that purport to support families, friends, and other unpaid individuals who care for older adults living with dementia. Although such technologies may hold promise, it remains less clear whether these technologies are truly effective or aligned with the heterogeneity of dementia care, particularly dementia care that takes place in the community. This presentation will summarize recent findings and identify opportunities to utilize technology to advance the science and support of dementia care. Aligning Technology…

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Webinar – Healthy Aging in a Digital World: Promoting Caregiver Health and Well-being, Heather M. Young

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHGAhAdToUg   Speaker: Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Founding Dean Emerita National Director, Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators UC Davis Health Abstract:  Over 38 million family caregivers provide the vast majority of long-term care in the United States, valued at over $600 billion annually. Most of these caregivers are supporting a person with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders. This presentation will provide an overview of who are the caregivers and how health systems and technology can support them as they engage in this vital role.

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