“Sophisticated Consumers” Shape Kobo Technology: CEO Michael Tamblyn

It’s widely assumed that young people and Millennials are the early adopters of new technology. But the conventional wisdom that they make or break new consumer tech doesn’t always hold. Sure, older adults may be sceptical about shiny new tech toys, but they’re keen to embrace innovation that fits into their lives and brings benefit to something they already...

Technology’s Stand On Fall Prevention

When it comes to falls, especially those that irreparably sideline people’s lives, Canadians needn’t take it lying down. Innovators across Canada are developing wearable sensors, technological devices that incorporate artificial intelligence, and re-engineered footwear to disrupt the crisis of falling.   When Dr. Alex Mihailidis spoke at the Falls Prevention Conference in June 2018 in St. John’s, NL, his audience didn’t hear...

Boomers “Reroute” To Bypass Healthcare Obstacles

It was a Wednesday in early summer 2017 when Tricia Ryan’s life changed forever.  The day before, the Toronto woman, who works as the director of food and beverage research at the Food Innovation & Research Studio at George Brown College, had visited her family doctor complaining of abdominal discomfort.  Ryan’s doctor sent her for an ultrasound, which revealed a mass...

The Future of Sun Protection: Canadian Company Develops Wearable Device To Prevent Skin Damage

While it’s a good idea to wear sun protection all year round, it’s especially important during the hot summer months when days are longer and the sun is more intense. Most of us have experienced the painful after effects of too much sun – the redness, the itching, the peeling skin. Even if you diligently applied sunscreen before you...

7 Essential Health-Themed Summer Reads Sure To Help You Live Better

Is your summer packed to the max? Slow down, find a cozy corner and read a book. Studies say that reading for just six minutes can reduce stress by 68 per cent. What’s hot and happening on the literary scene? Take a look at these titles, which have a health, aging or wellness slant. *You’re On An Airplane (Parker Posey). In...

Game Changers: 5 Fast-Forward Global Innovations

A round-up of technologies shaping the healthcare space 1. Red pill, blue pill, digital pill… It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, but ingestible pill sensors are here and being touted for treating a wide range of conditions, as well as health and wellness monitoring. These pills contain sensors that tell caregivers when and if you’ve taken medication - ideal...

Click – Welcome To The YouAreUnltd Online Community: May 2018

Click is about community. This is your space. We invite you and your organization to share ideas, news, events, feedback, photos, social media posts and more. Email editorial@youareunltd.com or tap into our social media channels.  Let the Games Begin The Canada 55+ Games is celebrating its 20th anniversary. With a focus on promoting wellness, the Canadian Senior Games Association has more...

Smart Clothes: The Next Frontier In Healthcare

“Wearables” entered the popular lexicon only in the last decade with the proliferation of bracelet-style fitness trackers such as Fitbit, followed a little later by smartwatches from big mobile brands, including Apple and Samsung. But another generation of smart wearable technology – smart clothes – is already here and brings with it enormous potential for healthcare consumers and their caregivers. The...

Behind the Scenes at the YouAreUNLTD Magazine Photo Shoot

American Gothic is one of the most iconic paintings of the 20th century and has been parodied numerous times. However, art director Linda Rapini saw an opportunity to do things differently for our inaugural issue's cover and paint a picture of YouAreUNLTD’s target audience – modern, vibrant Canadians who want to live well and age on their own terms in...

Researchers Create “Electronic Skin” to Mimic the Real Thing

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have created electronic skin (or e-skin) that mimics the real thing. The breakthrough technology marks an exciting advancement that holds great promise for robotics, prosthetics and general healthcare. Their e-skin integrates all the major sensors of real skin, including an ability to heal and conform to the body. This could be the full...