Active Elders
Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology


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June 10, 2014

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing Aging in Place, TigerPlace, and the Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology

The Aging in Place research and practice team, initiated in 1996, has successfully developed and tested the aging in place model of care and conducted research on the cost and clinical outcomes. The Eldertech research team, initiated in 2003 and now led by the Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology in the College of Engineering, works with researchers from the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Health Management & Informatics, Health Professions, and others at MU. The Eldertech team is nationally and internationally recognized for their cutting edge interdisciplinary research on technological solutions for the complex problems facing elders as they want to age in place.

September 6, 2011

MU Researchers Use New Video Gaming Technology to Detect Illness, Prevent Falls in Older Adults

COLUMBIA, Mo. -Many older adults lose their independence as their health declines and they are compelled to move into assisted care facilities. Researchers at the University of Missouri and TigerPlace, an independent living community, have been using motion-sensing technology to monitor changes in residents' health for several years. Now, researchers have found that two devices commonly used for video gaming and security systems are effective in detecting the early onset of illness and fall risk in seniors.

May 12, 2008

MU Sinclair School of Nursing Interdisciplinary Projects Receive Top Honors from the American Academy of Nursing

MU Sinclair School of Nursing Interdisciplinary Projects Receive Top Honors from the American Academy of Nursing The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) annually selects research/projects that highlight major innovations in the field of nursing and improve the health care profession overall. Last month, two MU Sinclair School of Nursing interdisciplinary projects, TigerPlace and Aging-In-Place, received the AAN's Edge Runner awards and they are now being used as national examples. "TigerPlace is a new model of care for older adults and with four years experience we can show it's working," said Marilyn Rantz, executive director of the aging-in-place project at the School. "Americare and the School are providing the type of care that older adults want independence with proactive health care. Seniors don't want to be in a traditional nursing home setting."

May 4, 2008

Making A Magic Carpet

With baby boomers taking on new titles as senior citizens, MU researchers are developing technology to help family members keep an eye on their elderly loved ones' welfare without cutting into their independence.

January 24, 2008

Stunt Actors Video Press Release

MU researchers train stunt actors to fall like seniors. The trained stunt actors will then help in collecting realistic fall data for developing fall detection systems. The participating stunt actors are Adrianne Adderley and Jamie Lindemann.

October 21, 2005

Marilyn Rantz Keynote

Marilyn Rantz delivered a keynote address: "Built for the Future: TigerPlace" at the National Gerontological Nursing Association 20th Annual Convention, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

February 1, 2005

Sensing Change Poster

January 10, 2005

MU College of Engineering, School of Nursing, School of Medicine receive $1.2 million NSF ITR grant

Start work in December on intelligent software aimed at helping seniors


MU Works on Technology to Increase Independence, Safety for Seniors by Sara Bondioli