Event Title

The Status Device

Location

Portland State University

Start Date

3-5-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2014 3:00 PM

Description

We have come across an issue, that has saddened us deeply. The problem being that there are numerous stories across the nation about elderly patients with dementia and Alzheimer are getting lost and dying. These are not just stories about people losing track of where they live, but elderly patients under the care of senior home staff. Obviously not everyone can be everywhere at once, and we don't expect that. What we want to do is make it easier for the staff, assurance for the families, and almost importantly, for the patient.

What our plan is to do, is to give patients tracking devices, that will not only keep track of their location throughout the day, but also report back vital stats periodically to make sure everything in Fine and Dandy.

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Mentors: Miles Histand, Roopesh Sasivala

The Status Device is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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The Status Device

Portland State University

We have come across an issue, that has saddened us deeply. The problem being that there are numerous stories across the nation about elderly patients with dementia and Alzheimer are getting lost and dying. These are not just stories about people losing track of where they live, but elderly patients under the care of senior home staff. Obviously not everyone can be everywhere at once, and we don't expect that. What we want to do is make it easier for the staff, assurance for the families, and almost importantly, for the patient.

What our plan is to do, is to give patients tracking devices, that will not only keep track of their location throughout the day, but also report back vital stats periodically to make sure everything in Fine and Dandy.