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Imperial College London researchers developing tech to monitor dementia patients at home

06:55 EDT 17 Apr 2019 | Pharmafile

Researchers at Imperial College London are hard at work developing technology to aid the lives of dementia patients in their own homes with the goal of increasing their independence and avoiding unnecessary trips to the hospital.

The technology, which includes in-ear and wearable sensors, sleep monitors and robotic devices, could be usable within five years and could become the standard for patients with dementia. While not all of these tools are new and some of it exists already, the plan is now to extend their use into the daily lives of those living with dementia.

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