Entrepreneurial program of research and service to improve nursing home care

Published On: 12-01-2006

This is a methodological article intended to demonstrate the integration of multiple goals, multiple projects with diverse foci, and multiple funding sources to develop an entrepreneurial program of research and service to directly affect and improve the quality of...

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Comparing Aging in Place to home health care: impact of nurse care coordination on utilization and costs

Published On: 11-01-2015

The goal of this study was to compare utilization and cost outcomes of patients who received long-term care coordination in an Aging in Place program to patients who received care coordination as a routine service in home health care. This...

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The continued success of registered nurse care coordination in a state evaluation of Aging in Place in senior housing

Published On: 11-01-2014

Older adults prefer to age in place, remaining in their home as their health care needs intensify. In a state evaluation of Aging in Place (AIP), the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing and Americare System Inc., developed...

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Randomized trial of intelligent sensor system for early illness alerts in senior housing

Published On: 10-01-2017

Objectives: Measure the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of using sensor data from an environmentally embedded sensor system for early illness recognition. This sensor system has demonstrated in pilot studies to detect changes in function and in chronic diseases or...

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Metrics from in-home sensor data to assess the effect of clinical therapies

Published On: 09-01-2017

A set of metrics and a methodology were developed to characterize a subject’s ability to ambulate. These metrics use the movement of the subject’s centroid as detected by an inexpensive depth camera system. The centroid is chosen as it...

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Enhanced RN care coordination with sensor technology: impact on length of stay and cost in Aging in Place housing

Published On: 09-05-2015

When planning the Aging in Place Initiative at TigerPlace, it was envisioned that advances in technology research had the potential to enable early intervention in health changes that could assist in proactive management of health for older adults and...

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Exploring the feasibility and acceptability of sensor monitoring of gait and falls in the homes of persons with Multiple Sclerosis

Published On: 09-01-2016

Gait parameters variability and falls are problems for persons with MS and have not been adequately captured in the home. Our goal was to explore the feasibility and acceptability of monitoring of gait and falls in the homes of...

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Quantitative gait measurement with pulse-Doppler radar for passive in-home gait assessment

Published On: 09-01-2014

In this paper, we propose a Pulse-Doppler radar system for in-home gait assessment of older adults. A methodology has been developed to extract gait parameters including walking speed and step time using Doppler radar. The gait parameters have been...

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Continuous in-home symptom and mobility measures for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A case presentation

Published On: 08-01-2017

Gait impairment represents one of the most common and disabling symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). To identify which temporal or spatial parameters of gait could be used as outcome measures in interventional studies of individuals with MS with different...

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Monitoring the relative blood pressure using a hydraulic bed sensor system

Published On: 07-13-2018

We propose a non-wearable hydraulic bed sensor system that is placed underneath the mattress to estimate the relative systolic blood pressure of a subject, which only differs from the actual blood pressure by a scaling and an offset factor....

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