SCER Research Opportunity: Mobile App to Help Caregivers Maintain Contact with Loved Ones

The Centre for Elder Research is pleased to share the following research opportunity with our community.

Are you someone who wants to support an older adult’s health and well-being in their homes? Do you ever worry about their levels of activities during the day? Do you wish there was a simple way to know more about their daily patterns using a smartphone app? 

Researchers at Sheridan’s Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) are developing an online platform for you that provides an easy way to check on your loved ones’ daily activities via a simple mobile app. The app allows you to remain connected 24/7 to your loved ones to maintain and improve their quality of life. We invite you to test our new mobile application and your feedback would be greatly appreciated for future improvements to continuously support our community.  

The Sheridan’s CMI team will meet with you to help you install the mobile app and will provide you with more guidance, if needed, regarding the use of the app during the study period. Virtual meetings are preferred but we will try to arrange for in-person meetings, if needed. 

Duration of the Usability Study: November 2022 – January 2023 (exact dates will be determined depending on the number of participants who will be interested in this study). 


  1. Caregiver (or informal caregiver): 
    1. Age: 18 years of age and older. 
    2. Smart Phone: iPhone or Android phones
  2. Her/his/their loved one: 
    1. Age: 65 years of age and older. 
    2. Smart Phone: Android 
    3. Activities: regular daily activities (e.g., walking, driving, etc.).  

To learn more about our exciting study and/or how to participate, please feel free to contact the Principal Investigator: Dr. Tarek El Salti, e-mail address:

For information about Sheridan’s CMI, check the following link: