[imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”dropshadow” hover_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”left” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][/imageframe]Alex Mihailidis, PhD, is the Scientific Director of the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence and the Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. In his role with Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life (AGE-WELL), he oversees projects that use accessible technologies to help older adults maintain their independence, health and quality of life. In his academic capacity, Dr. Mihailidis leads ground-breaking research into technology adapted for the needs of the geriatric population, and has authored over 150 journal articles, conference papers, and abstracts in in his field.
He holds several research grants from internationally-recognized agencies, including the Canadian and American Alzheimer’s Associations, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. His projects in technological and computing solutions for issues common among older adults have drawn on international collaboration with both academic institutions and industrial partners. He has co-edited two books, Technology and Aging and Pervasive Computing in Healthcare, and serves as the President of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. He earned his doctorate in Rehabilitation Engineering, Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde.