U-M's HomeLab allows researchers to observe and test interventions for seniors' home life
"New University of Michigan Lab Looks Like a Senior’s Home" - Home Health Care News. 9/25/2017.
In a fully functional mock apartment called HomeLab at the Institute for Social Research, U-M researchers use personal observation, cameras, microphones, and wearable sensors to record data as participants perform ordinary daily living activities. They can also collect and analyze biomarker data from blood and saliva. An important potential for HomeLab, a collaboration involving several U-M units - including ISR and BioSocial Methods - is studying how health and health care can be better managed at home for seniors.
Additional Media Coverage:
"HomeLab provides space for researchers to study how we live" - University Record. 9/25/2017.