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Third Digital Health Innovation Forum

Focuses on In-Home Technology

Dr. Marjorie Skubic presented at the third Digital Health Innovation Forum by KC Digital Drive, Feb. 23 at Sprint Accelerator.

KC Digital Drive’s third Digital Health Innovation Forum continued on the journey to highlight Kansas City health projects that utilize high-speed fiber-optic Internet.

The Feb. 26 Forum at the Sprint Accelerator, “Reaching Into the Home,” addressed the themes of innovation, connectivity and consumer-engaged health care for individuals in their homes. A crowd of around 40 people in the digital health space, including practitioners and professionnal service providers, was in attendance.

Featured speaker Marjorie Skubic, PhD, director of The Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology (CERT) at the University of Missouri, introduced her project that monitors older adults through a network of sensors placed in their home. The project is supported by a National Science Foundation/US Ignite Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER).

The Center’s team includes an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff and students who are focused on investigating, developing and evaluating technology to serve the needs of older adults and others with physical and cognitive challenges. The group represents electrical and computer engineering, computer science, nursing, medicine, social work, physical therapy and health informatics.

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