The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri's Long - Term Care Facilities (QIPMO) is committed to Missouri's Elderly.
The "Aging-in-place" model allows older adults to receive health care in their preferred place of living, eliminating the need for a more restricted living space, such as a nursing home.
TigerPlace is a specially designed elder housing project initiated by the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, working to provide elders a better quality of life.
Dr. Marjorie Skubic is currently a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department with a joint appointment in Computer Science. Dr. Skubic has over 100 publications and has received funding by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Administration on Aging, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the Naval Research Lab, and the U.S. Army. In addition to her academic experience, she has spent 14 years working in industry on real-time applications such as data acquisition and automation. Her current research interests include sensory perception, computational intelligence, spatial referencing interfaces, human-robot interaction, and sensor networks for eldercare. In 2006, Dr. Skubic established the Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology (CERT) at the University of Missouri and serves as the Center Director for this interdisciplinary team. The focus of the center's work includes monitoring systems for tracking the physical and cognitive health of elderly residents in their homes, logging sensor data in an accessible database, extracting activity and gait patterns, identifying changes in patterns, and logging alerts that flag possible adverse health conditions.
Lapierre Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology