The Home and Community Team develops technologies to help people live more safely and independently in their own homes, and to assist family and professional caregivers. The team is also identifying ways for older people to move around the community safely, even in winter. Another area of focus is the growing problem of hospital-acquired infections. Researchers are now testing a novel hand hygiene prompting system that reminds healthcare workers to wash their hands. The team also prepares advanced equipment that researchers and industry partners can use to produce meaningful products for the market.
Team leader: Dr. Tilak Dutta
Current projects include:
*The Home and Community Team is mostly made up of what used to be called the Technology Team