Intel making progess on a sensor network to take care of elders

Posted on Sunday, January 09 2005 @ 21:56 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel is making progress on a project to develop the "digital home" into a sensor network that could help take care of looming problems of elder care.

Back in 2002 the company announced its plans to design a sensor network, that would provide a stream of information to the elderly patient's doctors, family and friends.
The company conducted research trials of the technology, which consists of a network of motion sensors that Dishman dubbed "motes," he said in an interview following Barrett's keynote. The motes themselves are relatively inexpensive, but they produce a great deal of data that must be organized and processed by a PC, he says.
Read more at PC World

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