Event Time: 9am - 12pm
Event Location: OHSU Marquam Room in Mackenzie Hall
ORCATECH Council Meeting
Date: Friday, September 7, 2012
Time: 9 AM to 12 PM with networking lunch to follow until 1 PM
Location: Marquam Room in Mackenzie Hall
RSVP for parking and lunch by Thursday, September 6th to zitzeleb at ohsu.edu
The meeting will take place once again in the Marquam Room next to the MacHall cafeteria in Mackenzie Hall. (Mackenzie Hall is marked as building 3 on the attached map; walk around the building to the west and through the courtyard behind the building to enter the MakHall cafeteria most directly.) In your RSVP, please indicate if you would like a parking permit and lunch. Parking instructions will be sent prior to the event to those that have requested it. Directions to the campus can be found at http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/visiting/directions/marquamhill.cfm. If you have trouble finding us the morning of, please call 971.404.8849.
The agenda will include a roundtable update, as well as these presentations.
Don Young with TI Works will talk about his SBIR project
Title: Collaborative Medicine Adherence for Elderly Adults in a Home Environment
This SBIR project focuses on a technology to confirm whether medications have actually been taken out of the pillbox. The key components of the system are “MediCam” devices that apply existing low cost video conferencing technology in a novel and highly constrained manner to address privacy and ease- of-use concerns. The associated software captures an image history and presents reports that encourage the collaborators to discuss how to improve adherence. T I Works Inc. will collaborate with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)’s Oregon Roybal Center for Aging and Technology (ORACTECH) to accelerate the work. This will build upon their expertise, processes, Health Coaching Platform infrastructure, and patient population. To verify feasibility, experiments will be conducted with a small number of home- resident senior citizens that are already participants in ORCATECH’s health coaching project. This new dimension of intervention is likely to have both adherence and socialization benefits.
Marcus Ward with Perpetua Power
Title: Power Technologies in a Home Environment
Perpetua designs, manufactures, and markets renewable energy solutions for wireless sensors. They are focused on offering cost effective and easy-to-integrate power products that last as long as the sensor electronics. By extending battery life, or replacing batteries altogether, their products enable sensors to collect more data over a given time period and offer opportunities to effectively operate in a wider range of environments. Supporting these goals, Perpetua has developed the most advanced Flexible Thermoelectric Film™ technology available. Perpetua’s product lines incorporate this advanced technology into both stand-alone and integrated power solutions. This presentation will discuss some of the technologies they are developing and how they might integrate/impact aging in place.