Researchers build extra brainy smart homes to monitor aging adults

Professor Diane Cook is leading the smart home project being developed by Washington State University’s Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems (CASAS). Photo: WSU. The smart homes coming out of Washington State University have a higher IQ than your average cyber-enhanced abode. Their homes can learn.WSU’s Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems (CASAS) is developing smart home technology that harnesses machine learning in an effort to help older people live with greater independence and remain in their homes longer. Additionally, the technology could give loved ones a better sense of how their aging parents or grandparents are doing, whether they live down the street or across the country. The WSU researchers, led by electrical engineering and computer science professor Diane Cook, are building a system that can monitor…


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