The Older Person
The TRIL Centre aims to provide you with the strategies and tools to help you pursue a healthy, independent life. This will be achieved by providing you with new technologies that will work together with your carers, clinicians, and therapists to provide you with a network of support to help sustain and even improve your physical, cognitive and social wellbeing.
The TRIL Centre will provide you with new tools and techniques to work with older people to improve their quality of life and maintain their physical, cognitive, and social independence. These tools will provide you with the capability to remotely monitor the physiological and behavioural markers for the prevention of falls, the decline in cognitive function, and social consequences of ageing using “light touch” technologies. This enables near immediate response to any changes in biomarker activity, – all while allowing the older person to continue with the normal activities of daily life.
The TRIL Centre will provide you with the tools and techniques to identify physiological and behavioural markers for the prevention of falls, the decline in cognitive function and social consequences of ageing. The aim is to remotely monitor these biomarkers with “light touch” technologies or through normal activities of daily life. Besides providing immediate response on sudden changes of biomarker activity, long term monitoring of vitals signs and biomarkers will allow more in-depth understanding of the older person’s health. The technical solutions developed in the TRIL Centre will also provide you with the ability to design and develop your own research experimentation and analyse your data without the need for biomedical engineers.
The Biomedical Engineer
The TRIL Centre will provide you with a high level set of tools for designing systems for in-lab, in-clinic, and remote monitoring of the psychological, physiological, and emotional state of individuals. These tools are designed for rapid and intuitive integration of systems for research, development, and experimentation. The tools include hardware and software components, standard interfaces, feature extraction routines, multimodal signal processing and pattern recognition engines. This will give you the capability to focus on the science and on understanding the physiology of the clinical problem at hand, rather than developing components.
The Development Engineer
The TRIL Centre will provide you with a toolkit and framework to develop software and hardware modules for rapid development of remote and local biomedical measurement, analysis, and interaction applications. (This toolkit can be used in the development of many other human computer interaction applications as well.) The toolkit will considerably shorten your design and development cycle for integration of hardware components, modification for standard signal interfaces, and creation of customised feature extraction routines, multimodal signal processing algorithms and pattern recognition engines.