MU professor featured by Smart America Expo, Huffington Post
Marjorie Skubic, a professor in MU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, participated in the Smart America Expo in June in Washington, D.C. The expo featured exhibits showcasing the ability of cyber systems to create jobs and business opportunities as well as social and economic benefits. Skubic’s National Science Foundation-funded work on the use of technology to help detect falls and degenerative health conditions before they become more severe caught the attention of the Huffington Post.
“These technologies incorporate data from passive sensors, infrared cameras and smart detection algorithms to find signs of degenerative conditions and provide a quick assessment to help avoid further health declines,” the Huffington Post wrote about Skubic’s work. The full article about the Smart America Expo can be found here.
Skubic also was featured with a story and video produced by the NSF. “As part of the Closed Loop Healthcare team at the Smart America Expo, Skubic worked to connect the technologies she’s created with those developed by other teams with similar health care goals. The team’s ultimate aim is to ‘close the loop’ of healthcare coverage so devices, data and doctors’ diagnoses can be integrated for the good of the patient,” the NSF story said. The full article can be found here, and the video can be viewed below.