Electronic Neighbors

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Red Wing Technologies, Inc. (www.redwingtechnologies.com), a $750,000 Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer grant to fund development of a low-cost, nonintrusive home monitoring system for elderly and other at-risk persons living alone. The company's patent-pending "Electronic Concerned Neighbor" is a system of sensors distributed throughout a person's home to monitor activity or inactivity and take action if a significant change in routine indicates a problem. Red Wing Technologies received two prior NIH grants to fund research and confirm the technical feasibility of developing the Electronic Concerned Neighbor. The latest grant will fund product development.

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