Available courses

This course (MiA I) is the first of a two-part 6-unit credit course that spans two terms. This main goals of MiA 1 are to provide students in the CREATE program from diverse backgrounds the necessary foundational knowledge to understand mobility challenges faced by older adults and their physiological roots, user-centric research design and methods in multidisciplinary settings, and key technologies including data management, machine learning, sensors and sensor data analysis, as well as new frontiers in sensing. The lectures will be offered by renown experts in related fields from three institutions.

The proportion of older adults (aged 65 and older) worldwide has been increasing steadily over the past 40 years. In Canada, it has been projected that seniors will represent up to 25% of the total population by 2036. Mobility is a crucial indicator of functional status, and  a predictor of quality of life and longevity; hence,  it is often called the sixth vital sign. Mobility encompasses not only the physical activities of older adults, and the performance of specific maneuvers such as sit-to-stand, walking or climbing stairs, but also participation in society (e.g., the ability to drive,  accessibility to public transportation). This course (MiA II) is the second installment of a two-part 6-unit credit course that spans two terms. The main goals of MiA II are 1) to put in practices principles and tools learned from MiA I in group design projects, 2) to work in an interdisciplinary team, and 3) to develop a technical solution with real-world impacts.  

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This course (MiA I) is the first of a two-part 6-unit credit course that spans two terms. This main goals of MiA 1 are to provide students in the CREATE program from diverse backgrounds the necessary foundational knowledge to understand mobility challenges faced by older adults and their physiological roots, user-centric research design and methods in multidisciplinary settings, and key technologies including data management, machine learning, sensors and sensor data analysis, as well as new frontiers in sensing. The lectures will be offered by renown experts in related fields from three institutions.

This course (MiA I) is the first of a two-part 6-unit credit course that spans two terms. This main goals of MiA 1 are to provide students in the CREATE program from diverse backgrounds the necessary foundational knowledge to understand mobility challenges faced by older adults and their physiological roots, user-centric research design and methods in multidisciplinary settings, and key technologies including data management, machine learning, sensors and sensor data analysis, as well as new frontiers in sensing. The lectures will be offered by renown experts in related fields from three institutions.