Smart Home for Aging-in-PlacE (SHAPE)

December 27, 2021 6:02 PM | Anonymous

The McMaster Smart Home for Aging in Place (SHAPE) research team, with McMaster University, is recruiting participants in a clinical study on mobility tracking with smart devices. In this study, the participants will wear a smart watch and place several ambient (not wearable) devices in different rooms in their home. This system will detect and track the room-to-room movements of the user and generate a weekly report of their activity levels. The study aims to find out whether the changes of such activities over time (e.g., weeks to months) may provide important mobility information usually associated with chronic diseases and the general aging process.

Participant eligibility requirements:

  1. 60 years of age or older;
  2. English speaking;
  3. Have access to a telephone and/or internet-based video call.
  4. Living independently (e.g., not in a long-term care facility) as an individual or as a couple.

If interested, please e-mail Dr. Qiyin Fang at biophotonics@mcmaster.ca or qiyin.fang@mcmaster.ca for additional information regarding the study.

This study has been reviewed by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board under Project #11446.

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