High-tech ‘Smart Care’ apartment aims to improve health care for seniors

High-tech ‘Smart Care’ apartment aims to improve health care for seniors

University of Texas at Arlington nursing and engineering researchers will unveil a model “Smart Care” apartment next month that is infused with intelligent care technology designed to reduce risks encountered by older adults and those with disabilities who want to live independently in their own homes.

The federal Health Resources and Services Administration provided more than $600,000 in funding for the five-year project, which has been a collaborative effort involving premier faculty from the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation and the College of Engineering. U.S. Rep Joe Barton, R-Arlington, advocated for the funding and said he is eager to see how the project – described as the first of its kind in Texas – will improve lives.

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