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MU Researchers Use Sensor Technologies to Remotely Monitor Aging Adults' Health
June 14, 2012
Technologies developed by University of Missouri (MU) researchers could help aging adults stay in their own homes longer while still being monitored by health care providers. MU researchers Marjorie Skubic and Marilyn Rantz have used motion-sensing technology to monitor changes in residents' health for several years at TigerPlace, an eldercare facility in Columbia. Now, they have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to expand their work to a facility in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
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