Prof. Alex Mihailidis Recognized as Healthy Ageing 50 Leader

Professor Alex Mihailidis has been selected as one of the Healthy Ageing 50 – 50 leaders working to transform the world to be a better place to grow older. The Healthy Ageing 50 is an initiative under the banner of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing that seeks to honour 50 leaders who are working to foster healthy aging.

Photo of Professor Alex MihailidisDr. Mihailidis has dedicated his career to enhancing the lives of older people and caregivers. A  professor in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy currently serving as Associate Vice-President, International Partnerships at the University of Toronto, and a biomedical engineer at U of T and The KITE Research Institute-University Health Network, Dr. Mihailidis is a world leader in research on technology to support older adults to stay healthy, active and independent.

His accomplishments span the creation of cutting-edge technologies – such as prompting systems and smart-home sensors that can flag health issues early on – to new policies related to regulation and service delivery of innovative solutions. His work, specifically in the use of artificial intelligence, sensors and robotics to support people living with dementia, has paved the way for new approaches in caring for our aging population.

Read the full media release by AGE-WELL here.  Congratulations, Prof. Mihailidis!