Sense4Safety in the News:
How a £400 'black box' can detect early signs of mental decline and prevent falls - iNews
At-home device capable of detecting early signs of dementia could be available in next five years (Daily Mail)
Home sensors could reduce risk of falls - The Times
The smart box that could spot first signs of brain decline in your home - The Telegraph
Demiris, G., Richmond, T.S., Hodgson, N.A. (2022). Smart Homes for Personal Health and Safety. In: Hsueh, PY.S., Wetter, T., Zhu, X. (eds) Personal Health Informatics. Cognitive Informatics in Biomedicine and Healthcare. Springer, Cham. pp.49-61. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07696-1_3
Sense4Safety at the 2023 AAAS Meeting
Dr. Demiris presented findings from Sense4Safety at the 2023 AAAS Meeting as part of the panel "Surveillance, Assistance, or Hinderance? Technology for Older Adults Caregiving" on March 3rd, 2023.
Sense4Safety at the 2022 Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference
Demiris G, Hodgson N, Richmond T, Skubic M, Harrison S, Sefcik J, Oh S, Cho H. Stakeholder Engagement in the Design of a Fall Risk Predication System for Socially Vulnerable Older Adults. Poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2022 Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN; November 3, 2022.
Sense4Safety receives a NAM Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge Catalyst Award
Sense4Safety has won a National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge Catalyst Award supporting work on "Smart Home" monitoring technologies for socially vulnerable elders. The Penn Sense4Safety project is one of 124 that received a Catalyst Award in the first round of NAM's new program. Founded by NAM and launched in December of 2019 in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging (NIH), the Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge is essentially a global innovation tournament designed to accelerate scientific advances related to health care and the elderly. The NAM website explains, "At the current pace, population aging is poised to impose a significant strain on economies, health systems, and social structures worldwide. Multidisciplinary solutions are urgently needed to maximize the number of years lived in good health and a state of well-being."