MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: How Xbox sensors are keeping elderly people safe in their homes

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Release date: 6/4/2018

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Caroline Gardner, research associate at the University of Manchester, said: “We are very excited to be working with Salix Homes on this ground-breaking MiiHome research project, which we hope will help ensure elderly people can maintain their independence for longer.

“We are very grateful to the residents at Salix Homes who have kindly agreed to help us with this first study and I will be making regular visits to see how everyone is getting on and how the Kinect technology is performing. It is really important for us to know if it is practical to install this type of equipment and to learn from their experiences.”

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TitleHow Xbox sensors are keeping elderly people safe in their homes
Media name/outletManchester Evening News
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date6/04/18
DescriptionCaroline Gardner, research associate at the University of Manchester, said: “We are very excited to be working with Salix Homes on this ground-breaking MiiHome research project, which we hope will help ensure elderly people can maintain their independence for longer.

“We are very grateful to the residents at Salix Homes who have kindly agreed to help us with this first study and I will be making regular visits to see how everyone is getting on and how the Kinect technology is performing. It is really important for us to know if it is practical to install this type of equipment and to learn from their experiences.”
URLhttps://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/xbox-kinect-cameras-elderly-homes-14488675
PersonsCaroline Gardner