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Effecting behaviour change in older adults through smartphone technology

About the Speaker

Dr Alessandro Guazzi obtained his DPhil in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford. Alongside three colleagues, he founded Sentimoto in 2013, with the aim of becoming the first company to tackle behavioural diagnosis and intervention in older adults.


The first step to behaviour as a therapy is measurement. Sensors allow novel ways of measuring and representing behaviours to objectively describe and quantify complex diseases. Can the smartphone become the right tool for monitoring age-related disorders in older adults? In this talk, Alessandro will explore the role of smartphones in extracting novel metrics developed to understand behaviour beyond step count in older adults, and the barriers and challenges for this technology in this population.


This event is part of a seminar series:

Hilary 2017 Seminar Series: ‘Contemporary Medical Perspectives on Ageing’

Hilary Term 2017 Seminar Series ‘Contemporary Medical Perspectives on Ageing’ Thursdays at 14:00 – 15:30 Seminar Room: 66 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PR Convener: Dr Maja Založnik This seminar series explores some of the contemporary medical advances in ageing and regenerative medicine. An improved understanding of the mechanisms of the process of ageing is the pr...

Event Details

09 February 2017 14:00 - 15:30


Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

66 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PR