James M. Keller, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been engaged in interdisciplinary and collaborative research throughout his career. Currently, he is working on a project that draws upon the latest technological advances to improve elder care with a team led by fellow electrical and computer engineer Marjorie Skubic and a group of people from MU’s Schools of Nursing, Social Work, Health Management and Informatics, Physical Therapy, and Engineering, along with colleagues from the Medical Automation Research Center (MARC) at the University of Virginia.
Marilyn Rantz talks about some of the additional services available at TigerPlace.
The history of how TigerPlace came to into being.
Staffed by nurses and a nurse practitioner, the Tiger Care Center conducts a complete medical assessment upon admission, working to manage chronic illnesses so that residents can stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
Come on a virtual tour of one of the apartments at TigerPlace.
Come see a studio apartment at TigerPlace.
That the building is licensed as an intermediate care facility is important because it satisfies regulations associated with most insurance plans (including Medicare); thus residents will not be forced to move when their needs increase.
Continuation of the research team introductions.
Social programming at TigerPlace (e.g., poker night, the “happy feet” group, landscaping, and other volunteer-run activities)
See how sensors operate in one resident’s apartment.
The TigerPlace project is a collaboration across multiple departments of the MU campus. Listen to different team members introduce themselves and explain their involvement in the project.
Interdisciplinary and collaborative projects on technology for elder care at TigerPlace, especially applying “fuzzy logic” to these problems.
Funding for the TigerPlace project and how fuzzy logic technology is beginning to be implemented in elder care (e.g., assessing mobility and range of motion, detecting accidents, and identifying the need for early intervention by health care providers).