MU Researchers Use New Video Gaming Technology to Detect Illness, Prevent Falls in Older Adults
Posted Sep 20 2011 12:00am
Is this not brilliant?!
Many older adults lose their independence as their health declines and they are compelled to move into assisted care facilities. Researchers at the University of Missouri and TigerPlace, an independent living community, have been using motion-sensing technology to monitor changes in residents’ health for several years. Now, researchers have found that two devices commonly used for video gaming and security systems are effective in detecting the early onset of illness and fall risk in seniors.
This isn't a video system to spy on seniors, but to predict health changes and to prevent falls. Falls are terrible for causing debilitating changes in health. Once a senior falls they are much more at risk for further health issues.