10:40am - 11:15am Monday, March 9

Location & Room

Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
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Extra Fee

More than 80% of seniors want to live independently in their homes and maintain quality of life and dignity as they age. Technology can play a key role, but not all seniors share the same comfort level with tech.


By engaging older adults in discussions about sensor technology, Stony Brook University identified differences in comfort levels based on several factors, including health status, age, sensor type, and data sharing conditions. These discussions helped the organization develop a sensor system flexible enough to accommodate individuals in different life phases and comfort levels, and with different home environments.

During this session, attendees will learn about these community discussions, initial sensor testing, as well as the technical, security, and ethical challenges to widespread community adoption.

Key takeaways:

  • Discuss the role of community research to identify how older adults regard sensing technology to support aging in place.
  • Recognize the technical, security, and ethical challenges to implementing home-based monitoring to support seniors.
  • Describe the role of non-visual, non-wearable sensors to support community living for older adults.
Research Professor,
Stony Brook University
Associate Professor,
Stony Brook University