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Intel Helps Older Americans Age Smarter

The quiet revolution that could benefit all of us

In a laboratory in St. James’s Hospital in Dublin, an elderly patient gets out of a chair, walks approximately 10 feet, turns around, goes back to the chair and sits down. Sensors track the patient’s movement as part of a test called Timed Up and Go (TUG). It’s just one piece of the research being done by TRIL, which stands for Technology Research for Independent Living, funded in large part by Intel. TRIL describes its mission as “Making Longer Lives Better.” As a result of this study, scientists can now predict with 80 percent accuracy whether a senior is likely to fall. … Back to Article

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