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This project demonstrates the technical merit, feasibility, and cost effectiveness of combining portable console technology with an innovative approach and state-of-the-art software to deliver a universal console system capable of removing barriers in independent living settings. Phase I specifically focuses on helping aging adults safely and independently accomplish typical instrumental activities of daily living by eliminating unnecessary trips, and reducing the physical effort and complexity in laundry tasks. Specific Phase I objectives include: (1) determining end user requirements, (2) developing a proof-of-concept prototype of the system, and (3) evaluation of the utility of the prototype with actual elderly individuals who represent a cross-section of functional limitations.
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