Latest Driss Benhaddou Stories

2009-06-26 22:15:36

U.S. researchers say they are designing affordable in-home health monitors for caregivers to monitor the elderly. Four years ago, University of Houston researchers led by Driss Benhaddou began using off-the-shelf technology to develop a wireless health-monitoring system in conjunction with the Abramson Center for the Future of Health and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. The technology uses processor boards found in a variety of electronics, which cost only about $70 each. You could...

2009-06-26 08:48:39

For those who are caring for elderly parents, peace of mind is hard to come by. And, for their parents, dignity is hard to retain. But a team of University of Houston researchers hopes to ease worries and frustrations by designing an affordable in-home health-monitoring system that will notify caregivers, via smartphones or PDAs, if their loved ones need attention."Our system will allow for such things as vital sign monitoring and location tracking using low-cost technologies and offering...

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