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Cook named a fellow of National Academy of Inventors
December 13, 2016

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Diane Cook, a Washington State University researcher who created one of the first, fully instrumented, smart home test sites and has equipped 100 smart apartments with sensor networks in 10 countries, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Scientist develops gene therapy for muscle wasting
July 26, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Dan-RodgersPULLMAN, Wash. – A discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease.

Immigrant finds a home providing homes for elderly
May 3, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

WSBDC-LOGOFERNDALE, Wash. – As an immigrant from Ethiopia, Bizu Getachew depended on housekeeping and caregiving work “for survival” when she moved to Seattle in 1996. But while employed at an adult family home, she realized she enjoyed the work and was good at it.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we age?
March 15, 2016

Dr-Universe-230VANCOUVER, Wash. – It’s usually later in life that we see the more dramatic signs of aging, like gray hair, wrinkles and lots of birthday candles on our cake. But we really start growing older from the time we are born.

Research center advances work on smart environments
December 9, 2015

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

serc-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Someday, your phone may be so smart that it alerts you to get a decaf as you head to Starbucks, since you’ve already drunk five caffeinated cups of coffee that day. And sensors in your body may alert you to low insulin levels or the need for a deep drink of water.

Oct. 23 deadline: Seniors can sign up for health screenings
October 16, 2014

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – College students studying to become healthcare professionals are looking for 90 senior citizens to sign up to receive two hours of free healthcare screenings on Friday, Oct. 24, in the Spokane University District. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 23.

New nursing grant promotes chronic care intervention
October 28, 2013

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – The WSU College of Nursing has secured a $1.3 million federal grant to teach people with multiple chronic health issues how to better manage their conditions.

WSU shares ‘smart home’ technology with the world
August 15, 2013

smart home sensors

 

Sensors are in place throughout this smart home.

 

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a National Science Foundation grant to share their “smart home in a box” technology with 60 institutions and scientists around the world in what will be the largest-ever installation of such home monitoring systems.

 

The collaborators will develop their own monitoring projects in a home or a lab and report back their results. With this data, the WSU researchers will be able to develop a system for using and sharing cutting-edge, smart environments data on … » More …