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Sept. 2017: Aging in Place through Technology

Can technology help meet the health needs of an aging population? Many researchers are studying that question. Roschelle (Shelly) Fritz, assistant professor of nursing at WSU Vancouver, and two WSU colleagues are exploring the potential of applying human judgment to “smart home” data to detect behavioral patterns. The smart home can alert caregivers when there is a disruption in the pattern. The long-term goal is to design a system that can help people remain in their homes longer.

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