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‘Out of this world’: New technology set to help local seniors

‘Out of this world’: New technology set to help local seniors

The lead agency is Waypoint Center for Mental Health Care which works collaboratively with partners to support frail older adults and their caregivers

“I’m out of this world, that’s for sure,” said Gloria Howe, describing her virtual reality experience at Barrie’s IOOF Seniors Homes on Tuesday afternoon.

North Simcoe Muskoka (NSM) Specialized Geriatric Services program, in collaboration with the IOOF, held an interactive presentation showing the impact of technology on the care provided to older adults in the region.

NSM hopes to help revolutionize the way older adults connect with their loved ones, ensure their safety and introduce them to immersive nostalgic experiences.

Betty Munro, 93, also an IOOF resident, like Howe, experienced virtual reality on the International Space Station with the Meta Quest 2 headset.

“I thought it was absolutely fantastic, it’s amazing,” she said. “I saw the Earth from above.

“To see something like that at my age

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British Columbia touted as world leader in agricultural technology

British Columbia touted as world leader in agricultural technology

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A forum of leaders in BC agricultural technology outlines how the province could become a world leader in advanced food production, during a Conversations Live project hosted by Stuart McNish on Tuesday night.

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The panel was brought together to examine changes in food production and how technology is critical to meeting future consumption.

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According to a recent UN report, the world will need 50 per cent more food by 2050 while climate change will decrease global yields by 25 per cent in the same time frame — meaning agricultural technology must advance to help meet demand.

The panel was composed of Peter Dhillon, chair of Ocean Spray and member of the BC Food Security Task Force; Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute and professor at the University of Guelph; Karn Manhas, CEO of Terramera, a company that develops plant-based alternatives to synthetic

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16 tech projects from 2023 that could change the world

16 tech projects from 2023 that could change the world

The C64, as it is better known, sells for $595, comes with 64 KB of RAM and features impressive graphics. Thousands of software titles were released over the lifespan of the C64 and by the time it was discontinued in 1993, it had sold more than 22 million units. It is recognized by the 2006 Guinness Book of World Records as the greatest selling single computer of all time. Designed by Don Lancaster, the TV Typewriter is an easy-to-build kit that can display alphanumeric information on an ordinary television set. It used $120 worth of electronics components, as outlined in the September 1973 issue of hobbyist magazine Radio Electronics. The original design included two memory boards and could generate and store 512 characters as 16 lines of 32 characters.

The 386 chip brought with it the introduction of a 32-bit architecture, a significant improvement over the 16-bit architecture of previous … Read more

16 tech projects from 2023 that could change the world

16 tech projects from 2023 that could change the world

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As a futurist, every year, I look ahead and predict the key tech trends that will shape the next few months. There are so many innovations and breakthroughs happening right now, and I can’t wait to see how they help to transform business and society in 2022. He has written for a variety of publications … Read more

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Mobile World Reside

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Apple: Making It Beautiful But Exhausting Since Method Back

The Fold 3’s internal display is 80% stronger in accordance with Samsung and 29% brighter whereas the 6.2” outer display now runs at 120Hz. It has the newest hardware inside, including … Read more