Physics professor, students developing system to monitor status of Alzheimer's patients.
Katrin Schenk, assistant professor of physics, has received a $200,000 grant from the Alzheimer's Association "Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer's Care" program.
The proposal, entitled "Multimodal monitoring of functional status in moderate Alzheimer's disease", seeks to leverage ubiquitous computing devices and powerful behavioral informatics to monitor functional status changes in patients with moderate Alzheimer’s disease. The project is in conjunction with the University of Nebraska, Medical Center and Northwestern University.
In addition, Randolph College physics students Yong Jun "Jim" Kwon '14 and Thawda Aung '13 have contributed greatly to the development of the monitoring system and will continue to play a critical role in the work going forward.