William D. Kearns

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OBJECTIVES To explore the extent of and factors associated with male residents who change wandering status post nursing home admission. DESIGN Longitudinal design with secondary data analyses. Admissions over a 4-year period were examined using repeat assessments with the Minimum Data Set (MDS) to formulate a model understanding the development of(More)
The Videofish project at USF is a two-semester course which brings together students in the arts and engineering to build an underwater unmanned vehicle capable of displaying videos. As a result of accommodating the needs of the diverse populations, three novel forms of delivery have been developed: skill workshops, which serve to equalize the hands-on(More)
BACKGROUND The demand for care is increasing, whereas in the near future the number of people working in professional care will not match with the demand for care. eHealth technology can help to meet the growing demand for care. Despite the apparent positive effects of eHealth technology, there are still barriers to technology adoption related to the(More)
INTRODUCTION In this editorial, we report on the development of a smart-home–based cognitive prosthetic that will deliver 24/7 rehabilitation at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program (PTRP) facility in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa Smart Home was designed to address two weaknesses identified by PTRP clinicians in(More)
INTRODUCTION In this editorial, we report on the development of a smartwatch designed to enhance the Smart Home at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Tampa, a project that uses advanced tracking technology to help Veteran patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) independently plan, organize, and complete everyday activities [1]. The(More)