Inside the new “smart care” apartment at Lakewood Village Senior Living Community in east Fort Worth, tiny sensors embedded under the tile send information about the “patient’s” overall activity, as well as changes in balance, gait and weight, wirelessly to a bay of computers in an adjacent room. The floor, designed and built by engineers from the University of Texas at Arlington, is the centerpiece of a 900-square-foot independent-living apartment that also includes an exercise room with a recumbent bike and Kinect-based tai chi trainer.
Inside the new “smart care” apartment at Lakewood Village Senior Living Community in east Fort Worth, tiny sensors embedded under the tile send information about the “patient’s” overall activity, as well as changes in balance, gait and weight, wirelessly to a bay of computers in an adjacent room. The floor, designed and built by engineers from the University of Texas at Arlington, is the centerpiece of a 900-square-foot independent-living apartment that also includes an exercise room with a recumbent bike and Kinect-based tai chi trainer. Ron Jenkins Star-Telegram
Inside the new “smart care” apartment at Lakewood Village Senior Living Community in east Fort Worth, tiny sensors embedded under the tile send information about the “patient’s” overall activity, as well as changes in balance, gait and weight, wirelessly to a bay of computers in an adjacent room. The floor, designed and built by engineers from the University of Texas at Arlington, is the centerpiece of a 900-square-foot independent-living apartment that also includes an exercise room with a recumbent bike and Kinect-based tai chi trainer. Ron Jenkins Star-Telegram

UT Arlington unveils health-monitoring ‘smart care’ apartment in Fort Worth

May 07, 2015 11:34 AM