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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exploratory analysis of older adults’ sedentary behavior in the primary living area using Kinect depth data

Published On: 02-22-2017

We describe case studies of clinically significant changes in sedentary behavior of older adults captured with a novel computer vision algorithm for depth data. An unobtrusive Microsoft Kinect sensor continuously recorded older adults’ activity in the primary living spaces...

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