Grant Title: HCC: Elder-Centered Recognition Technology for the Assessment of Physical Function
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator: Marjorie Skubic
Grant #: IIS-0703692
Dates of Project Period: 9/1/07-8/31/11
Total Amount: $900,000
Summary:Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Washington have established a multidisciplinary team comprised of researchers in computer science and engineering, nursing, and medical informatics dedicated to developing and evaluating technology to keep older adults functioning at higher levels and living independently. We will leverage ongoing research at a unique local eldercare facility (TigerPlace) to study vision-based recognition methods for multi-person environments designed to capture continuous and automated assessments of older adults’ physical function.