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Safe & Found: How Research and Technology are Helping People with Alzheimer’s 

March 16, 2023 at 2:00pm

Our Panelists:

Dr. Lili Liu
Dean, Faculty of Health
University of Waterloo

Dr. Liu’s research examines ways technologies can help older adults and family caregivers. As an investigator with Age-Well NCE, she has three funded projects to develop: (1) an app using predicted risk levels to recommend personalized strategies for people with dementia at risk of going missing, (2) a scale to measure the usability of technologies to locate missing persons with dementia, and (3) a national coordinated strategy for collecting data on persons with dementia who go missing. Dr. Liu also collaborates with researchers at Toronto Metropolitan University to develop and evaluate algorithms for drones that find cognitively impaired people who are lost.

Don Williams
Founder and CEO
CounterCrisis Tech

Having been a first responder and emergency manager as well as a consultant,  I.T. industry executive, and high-tech CEO, Don understands the challenges associated with responding to natural and human-induced emergencies and disasters, coordinating multi-agency planning and training activities, and developing and applying a wide range of technologies to optimize organizational emergency preparedness and response capabilities. 

Recently Don’s Company CounterCrisis Tech was awarded a grant from Public Safety Canada to develop a national Ground Search and Rescue Incident Command System which will support police services and voluntary search and rescue organizations who respond to thousands of wandering and missing incidents each year.

Karin Marquez
Chief Public Safety Brand Officer
Rapid SOS

During her 21 year career in 911, Karin served as a Training Officer (CTO), Telecommunicator Emergency Response Team (TERT) member, and ran a regional Incident Dispatch Team tied to the Jefferson County, New York Type III Incident Management Team.

With MedicAlert partner, Rapid SOS, an intelligent safety technology platform that securely links life-saving data from connected devices, apps and sensors to 911 and first responders, Karin works with emergency communication centers and public safety answering points, and has been involved in the roll out, and adoption of the RapidSOS platform across the United States and now into Canada.

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