Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe

The smart homes coming out of Washington State University have a higher IQ than your average cyber-enhanced abode. Their homes can learn.

WSU’s Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems (CASAS) is developing smart home technology that harnesses machine learning in an effort to help older people live with greater independence and remain in their homes longer.

“We’re going to need some very creative solutions to heath care,” said Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, a psychology professor who’s part of the project. “We need to be thinking out of the box to come up with solutions that are going to be helpful for improving the quality of life for our aging population.”

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