Sensing technologies hold enormous potential for early detection of health changes that can dramatically affect the aging experience. Embedded health assessment can enable functional independence, improve self-management of chronic or acute conditions, and thus, improve quality of life
Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Every year, approximately 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. Due to advances in acute neurological care, nearly 85% survive and many live with the long-term chronic effects on motor and cognitive function. After initial recovery and rehabilitation, life for people […]
In this randomized controlled study, we are investigating and refining health alerts produced by environmentally-embedded in-home sensor networks designed to detect early signs of health change and functional decline in older adults, the keys to successful intervention.
Our objective is to explore new information technologies to assist the independent living of elderly people and enhance their quality of life at home, while utilizing the time and attention of caregivers and eldercare specialists in the highest efficiency.