SAM3 is a collaboration between the Bruyère Research Institute and Carleton University in partnership with the AGE-WELL Network Centres of Excellence. SAM3 stands for Sensors and Analytics for Monitoring Mobility and Memory. Our focus is research and innovation projects on the application of technology based solutions to enable an aging population to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle. These solutions are co-created with industry, clinical, academic, and older adults and their families.

Through SAM3, regional capacity for industry/clinical/academic/user collaborations will be built. It will assist in understanding the benefits of solutions through trials with real users in clinical and home settings.

Research Highlights

Getting in and out of bed (mobility)

Changes in Driving Ability (Memory)

Wander Detection & Diversion (Memory)

Using the fridge and stove (Memory)

Pain-induced Restlessness during sleep (mobility)

Games to Monitor Changes in Memory (Memory)

Pressure Ulcers (mobility)

Stability, Sway and Gait (Mobility)

Use of Assistive Devices (mobility)


To see all the above research in detail, visit our 'Projects' page.

Leadership (team)

Dr. Frank Knoefel

Steering Committee

• Care of the Elderly Physician, Bruyère Memory Program

• Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Ottawa

• Adjunct Research Professor, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University

• Senior Investigator Bruyère Research Institute

• Expertise: Aging, Mobility, Cognition, use of technology to facilitate aging in place.

• Co-founder TAFETA.

Dr. Heidi Sveistrup

Steering Committee

• Interim CEO & Chief Scientific Officer, Bruyère Research Institute and Vice President Research and Academic Affairs, Bruyère

• Expertise: Changes in physical mobility with aging and neurological impairments, use of technology to support rehabilitation and recovery.

• Professor, University of Ottawa

Dr. Rafik Goubran

Steering Committee

• VP Research and International, Carleton

• Expertise: Digital signal processing, data analytics, classification and machine learning algorithms applied to sensors and sensor systems in biomedical engineering.

• Co-founder TAFETA.

Dr. Bruce Wallace

Executive Director

• Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton and Affiliated Researcher, Bruyère Research Institute

• Expertise: Data analytics and machine learning applications of sensors for cognition measurement.

• 24+ years at BNR, Nortel, Avaya.