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$1.77M NIH grant funds WSU professors’ smart-home technology research

By Addy Hatch, WSU Nursing

ninr logoSPOKANE, Wash. – An interprofessional team of scientists from Washington State University has landed a $1.77 million grant to research how “smart-home” technology can monitor the health and safety of senior citizens from afar. » More …

Device prompts elderly to remember next task

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Maureen-Schmitter-EdgecombePULLMAN, Wash. – Being able to remember a simple daily routine can mean the difference between independent living and life in a nursing home for people with memory loss associated with aging and other forms of cognitive decline. » More …

Research center advances work on smart environments

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. » More …

Smart home integration gets boost from business advising

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

Curtis-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – Tony Curtis, owner of Current Home Technologies, is in the enviable position of having a business that grew during the recession. He started in 2008, and by 2009 he had two employees and a steady stream of new and returning customers. » More …

WSU shares ‘smart home’ technology with the world

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 …