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WID’s Living Environments Laboratory (LEL) is partnering with the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering to bring Marilyn Rantz, RN, PhD, FAAN from the University of Missouri to UW-Madison to give a talk titled “New technological solutions to ‘persistent’ problems of aging.”
When: September 26, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Where: 1163 Mechanical Engineering
Rantz is a leader in assuring quality care in nursing homes and in creating novel ways to respond to the challenges of caring for elders. She currently leads a major innovation project funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid designed to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents. She guided the development of TigerPlace, an independent living facility for elders that employs sensors and other novel technologies for self-care management and automated fall detection. An interesting and engaging speaker, Dr Rantz’s talk will be of interest to industrial engineers, electrical engineers, human computer interaction specialists, geriatric care researchers and population health scientists.