• 29 Jul 2015

    The Collie Home Health Walk Signature System

    University of Mississippi-patented sonar technology, which can be used to measure and score the movements of the elderly, may soon become a “game changer” for those concerned about aging parents or patients.

    Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

    Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

    The Collie Home Health Walk Signature SystemTM is a smart sensor created by UM research scientist James Sabatier, who began developing sonar technologies in the 1980s. Still in the pre-prototype phase, the small, wireless device can be attached to the wall of any room in a building. Once in place, Collie regularly measures and assesses walking speed, leg and torso motion and other parameters related to balance and gait. This data is used to calculate a person’s “fall-risk” score.

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