SmartHome® will enable older adults to stay in their own homes longer through the use of new technologies and community services. In addition, SmartHome® researchers are looking at housing policies and ways to help older adults facing financial decisions. SeniorSMART® researchers are partnering with the University of Kaiserslautern, the Fraunhofer Institute (Inventors of MP3 technology), Sintef, and others to develop, evaluate, and apply new SmartHOME® technology.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Almost 40 million Americans are over age 65. One of the most difficult things for older individuals is being forced out of their own home and into a nursing home, but new technology may help them maintain their independence longer.