Older adults’ privacy considerations for vision based recognition methods of eldercare applications

This study aims to explore older adults’ privacy considerations for technology based monitoring applications in eldercare that use video systems. It specifically aims to introduce alternative vision based tools and identify whether distorting or “anonymizing” captured images affect older...

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The relationship of community-based nurse care coordination to costs in the Medicare and Medicaid programs

The purpose of this evaluation was to study the relationship of nurse care coordination (NCC) to the costs of Medicare and Medicaid in a community-based care program called Missouri Care Options (MCO). A retrospective cohort design was used comparing...

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Linguistic summarization of video for fall detection using voxel person and fuzzy logic

In this paper, we present a method for recognizing human activity from linguistic summarizations of temporal fuzzy inference curves representing the states of a three-dimensional object called voxel person. A hierarchy of fuzzy logic is used, where the output...

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Needing smart home technologies: the perspectives of older adults in continuing care retirement communities

At present, the vast majority of older adults reside in the community. Though many older adults live in their own homes, increasing numbers are choosing continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), which range from independent apartments to assisted living and...

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TigerPlace: training veterinarians about animal companionship for the elderly

Students learn more effectively when they are actively engaged in the learning process. Therefore, case studies have become increasingly popular as a way to teach students about a representative subject. This article discusses the benefits of case studies, with...

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TigerPlace, a state-academic-private project to revolutionize traditional long term care

The Aging in Place Project at the University of Missouri (MU) required legislation in 1999 and 2001 to be fully realized. An innovative home health agency was initiated by the Sinclair School of Nursing specifically to help older adults...

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Tracking exercise motions of older adults using contours

In this paper we describe the development of a novel markerless motion capture system and explore its use in documenting elder exercise routines in a health club. This system uses image contour tracking and swarm intelligence methods to track...

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Improving care in nursing homes using quality measures/indicators and complexity science

The authors report on a NIH multilevel intervention study (n=58; 29 intervention, 29 control) performed in a Midwestern state over a 2 year time frame. Complexity science was the theoretical model used to analyze the observations made by research...

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Developing a comprehensive electronic health record to enhance nurse care coordination, use of technology, and research

As in acute care, use of health information technology in long-term care holds promise for increased efficiency, better accuracy, reduced costs, and improved outcomes. A comprehensive electronic health record (EHR), which encompasses all health care measures that clinicians want...

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A smart home application to eldercare: current status and lessons learned

To address an aging population, we have been investigating sensor networks for monitoring older adults in their homes. In this paper, we report ongoing work in which passive sensor networks have been installed in 17 apartments in an aging...

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