Researchers develop body sensors for elderly patients

06/29/2009 | United Press International

U.S. researchers said they are working on an inexpensive, quarter-size sensor designed to help caregivers track the condition of elderly patients at home. The body sensor, which can be linked to the caregiver's hand-held computer or smartphone, can be used to monitor the vital signs of patients as well as track the location of those with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

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