Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): Frank Knoefel
Project Title: Development of a new technological solution to improve nocturnal supervision of persons with dementia in retirement home settings
This project will deploy sensors and smart lighting to retirement home residents to reduce the risk of falling, notify staff that an at-risk resident has left their bed, and notify staff if the risk of a fall having happened is high. Development of this system should improve the nocturnal safety of persons with dementia (PWD) in retirement homes directly benefitting the residents, care providers, families, and ultimately the health system.