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Technology Helping the Elderly

March 26, 2010

The QoLT ERC here in Pittsburgh isn’t the only place that thinks technology can help the elderly.  Researchers at the University of West England (UWE) are using sensor-instrumented houses and clothing to monitor and report on well-being.  The sensors are all networked to a Kompai robot.

We are also investigating the use of wearable sensors to monitor behavior as part of the Virtual Coach project.  And like the Kompai robot, CMU has their own Snackbot robot that navigates congested areas and interacts with people, offering them a tasty (and healthy) snack.

[via Science Daily]

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