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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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Promote Older Adult Health

Published On: 11-12-18

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Promote Older Adult Health Over twenty years ago, the University of Missouri formed a broad interdisciplinary team to revolutionize older adult care. Over the years, this team consisted of engineering, nursing, and social work researchers,...

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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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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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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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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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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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Assessment of fall characteristics from depth sensor videos

Published On: 07-01-2017

Falls are a major source of death and disability in older adults; little data, however, are available about the etiology of falls in community-dwelling older adults. Sensor systems installed in independent and assisted living residences of 105 older adults...

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Older adults’ perceptions and preferences of a fall risk assessment system: Exploring stages of acceptance model

Published On: 07-01-2017

Aging in place is a preferred and cost-effective living option for older adults. Research indicates that technology can assist with this goal. Information on consumer preferences will help in technology development to assist older adults to age in place....

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