AGE-WELL award supports student research

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Phuong “Lisa” Ha (she / her / hers), P.h.D. Student, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Congratulations are extended to Phuong “Lisa” Ha, recipient of a 2022 AGE-WELL-UBC Graduate Student Award in Technology and Aging. Lisa is a PhD student in the School of Health and Exercise Science, and research assistant with the Aging in Place research cluster. Her research, supervised by Dr. Brian Dalton, involves laying the foundation to reduce fall risks by identifying key origins of balance deficits when using assistive mobility devices designed for upper limb use (e.g., walker). This research will provide important insights for designing assistive devices to improve balance control in older adults.

AGE-WELL awards support trainees in pursuing research related to accelerating the delivery of new and innovative technologies and technology-related services to support older adults and caregivers.  The IHLCDP is proud to be a partner with AGE-WELL, Canada’s technology and aging network, to help build research capacity in healthy aging