Festival of Reading and Dementia Device

Dementia Device

A USF professor has developed a new tracking system that identifies people who may be at risk for dementia by analyzing their patterns of movement. University Beat takes you to a local living facility where the device is being tested out on residents - a possible application that may help keep patients safe.

Festival of Reading

USF St. Petersburg plays host to the St. Petersburg Times 16th Annual Festival of Reading Saturday, October 25. University Beat has a preview of the event and speaks to a pair of USFSP faculty memebers who will put their 'author' hats on and talk about their literary works at the Festival.

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Dr. William Kearns, Assistant Professor in USF's Department of Aging and Mental Health, describes the wristwatch shaped transpoder tags and talks about why they're safe to use around medical devices.

Dr. William Kearns, Assistant Professor in USF's Department of Aging and Mental Health, talks about the study of wandering prevention methods he's working with researchers at the VA's Patient Safety Center of Inquiry on. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE STUDY - CALL DR. HELEN MOORE AT 813-558-3931 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Dr. William Kearns, Assistant Professor in USF's Department of Aging and Mental Health, describes some of the movement patterns researchers can detect using the tracking technology.

More Information: 

Dr. William Kearns, Assistant Professor, USF Dept. of Aging & Mental Health, FL Mental Health Institute
E-mail: kearns@fmhi.usf.edu or 813-974-9356

Original Broadcast Date: 
07/13/08

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