Radar Technology: A Boon for Elderly Independence?
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The number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double in the next 3 decades and many are opting to continue independent living in their homes rather than an assisted-care facility. With this comes a danger of falls in the home; the most common injury-related reason for elderly hospital admission is due to falls and nearly 1 in 1,000 of those falls results in death. As an alternative to cameras or wearable devices, radar motion-detection technology could potentially be used to identify when people fall in their homes and even distinguish between different types of falls. Dr. Moeness Amin, director of the Center for Advanced Communications at Villanova University, has been working on this new technology. The radar system he and his colleagues are developing would also be able to determine the location of the fall and alert a family member either via cell phone or LED display in the person's home.
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