Building a “smart” carpet for safer living

Nearly one–third of American seniors 65 and older fall each year, and such falls cause more deaths than any other injury, government statistics show. Harry Tyrer, a University of Missouri electrical and computer engineering professor, hopes to create a safer environment for seniors. Tyrer has received $200,000 from the Alzheimer’s Association to work with MU’s […]

Biometric trends in security

The biometric era that many foresee should be based on several biometric identifiers, rather than a single trait, a prominent biometric researcher contends. Government and commercial interest in biometric technology, which measures unique body characteristics such as fingerprints or iris patterns to determine identity, has swelled during the last several years as the vulnerabilities of […]

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