Tracking personalized functional health in older adults using geriatric assessments

Published On: 10-20-2020

Background: Higher levels of functional health in older adults leads to higher quality of life and improves the ability to age-in-place. Tracking functional health objectively could help clinicians to make decisions for interventions in case of health deterioration. Even...

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Human-centered approaches that integrate sensor technology across the lifespan: opportunities and challenges

Published On: 07-04-2020

Children, parents, older adults, and caregivers routinely use sensor technology as a source of health information and health monitoring. The purpose of this paper is to describe three exemplars of research that used a human-centered approach to engage participants...

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Linguistic summarization of in-home sensor data

Published On: 08-01-2019

Introduction With the increase in the population of older adults around the world, a significant amount of work has been done on in-home sensor technology to aid the elderly age independently. However, due to the large amounts of data...

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From detection to prevention and beyond: the future of sensor technology in senior living

Published On: 03-01-2019

In an innovative senior living community in Columbia, MO, called Tiger-Place, sensor technology that continually monitors the residents and sends alerts when patterns change is helping nurses and other providers prevent falls and detect early signs of illnesses and...

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Associations between self-reported symptoms and gait parameters using in home sensors in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Published On: 01-14-2019

Newland, P., Salter, A., Flach, A., Flick, L., Thomas, F., Gulick, E., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2019). Associations between self-reported symptoms and gait parameters using in home sensors in persons with multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation Nursing, published online January...

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Aging in Place: transitional housing and supported housing models

Published On: 01-01-2019

Handbook of Geriatric Assessment, Fifth Edition is a multidisciplinary text that takes a contemporary approach in line with patient- and family-centered care. With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it contains the latest information on geriatric assessments...

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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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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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Radar placement for fall detection: signature and performance

Published On: 01-17-2018

Two popular mounting positions of Doppler radar for human fall detection are in the ceiling center and at the torso level. This paper examines the fall signatures observed by a Doppler radar at the two positions and evaluates their...

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Linking resident behavior to health conditions in an Eldercare monitoring system

Published On: 11-07-2017

Early detection of health changes among older adults is the key to maintaining health, independence, and function. Non-wearable sensors such as depth cameras, motion sensors (passive infrared, PIR) and bed sensors (based on ballistocardiography) are able to detect changes...

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