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A New Paradigm of Technology-Enabled 'Vital Signs' for Early Detection of Health Change for Older Adults

  title={A New Paradigm of Technology-Enabled 'Vital Signs' for Early Detection of Health Change for Older Adults},
  author={W. Curtis},
Environmentally embedded (nonwearable) sensor technology is in continuous use in elder housing to monitor a new set of ‘vital signs’ that continuously measure the functional status of older adults, detect potential changes in health or functional status, and alert healthcare providers for early recognition and treatment of those changes. Older adult participants’ respiration, pulse, and restlessness are monitored as they sleep. Gait speed, stride length, and stride time are calculated daily… Expand
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