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From smart phones to smart homes

Andrew Sixsmith, Director of SFU’s Gerontology Research Centre, is one of a trio of researchers developing intelligent, interactive sensors for seniors’ homes to encourage independent living. The sensors will remind seniors to exercise, take medication, turn off the stove, and do other essential activities. The project, Ambient Assistive Living Technologies for Wellness, Engagement and Long Life (AAL-WELL), is jointly funded by the federal government and European groups, under the initiative European Research Area on Ageing.
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