Janna Kimel, Jay Lundell
There is an increasing focus in industry and academia on developing technology to allow older people to remain in their homes for as long as possible [1, 6]. One approach involves "pervasive technology"the deployment of various sensors, computers, and output devices embedded in the home environment to track behavior and interactions with household objects (Figure 1). Behind the technology sits software that measures, for example, activities of daily living (ADLs), accumulates this information, and uses it to notify relatives or medical people of the status of an older person living alone . Additionally, this software could provide direct assistance…
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