Festival of Reading and 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.
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.
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.
Dr. Deanna Michael, Associate Dean of USF St. Petersburg's College of Education, reads an excerpt from her book, "Jimmy Carter as Educational Policymaker."
Dr. Michael Sampson, Associate Professor of Childhood Education at USF St. Petersburg, reads an excerpt from "Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?," a children's book he co-authored with Bill Martin Jr.
Collette Bancroft, Book Editor for the Saint Petersburg Times, talks about just some of the almost sixty authors appearing at the Festival of Reading.
Dr. William Kearns, Assistant Professor, USF Dept. of Aging & Mental Health, FL Mental Health Institute
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