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Technological Approaches for Advancing the Assessment of Early Mobility Limitation in Older Canadians: The McMaster Monitoring My Mobility – MacM3 – Prospective Cohort Study

Primary Investigator:

Marla Beauchamp, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University


Identification of older adults who are at high risk for early mobility decline is critical for effective primary prevention of disability later in life. Using a combination of wearable technology, in-person assessments, and phone questionnaires to capture mobility information from older adults, we seek to develop a system to detect early mobility limitations using wearables that could empower older adults to self-monitor their mobility.

Check out this video for an overview of our study.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be 65 years and older
  • Must be living independently in the community (i.e., not living in a nursing home)
  • Must live in the Hamilton or Toronto area (i.e., within 50km of McMaster Innovation Park or Dixon Hall – see map below)
  • Must speak and understand the English or speak and understand Mandarin
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Eligible Participant Home Locations for MacM3 Recruitment

Our commitment:

We are committed to including racially and ethnically diverse participants, and engaging participants with dignity and respect. Your data will be kept private, safe, and anonymous. By participating, you help to increase the representation of your community in mobility research. 

The Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board has reviewed this research study under project #13905.