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More than half a million Canadians are living with dementia, and as the country’s population ages, that number is expected to nearly double in 15 years. To improve current tests that monitor cognitive health in older adults, Professor Mark Chignell (MIE) and his team have developed a more engaging approach: gaming.
“Nobody wants to do a paper and pencil test, but if you give them a game to play then it doesn’t feel like a task,” says Chignell.
With the support of AGE-WELL, and a recently received Connaught Innovation Award, Chignell and his group of researchers have developed driving simulators and games that can monitor and improve the cognitive and physical health of older adults.
“A lot of them miss driving,” says Farzad Nejatimoharrami, a postdoctoral fellow with Chignell’s lab, as he turned the wireless steering wheel connected to a monitor