July 15, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Improving Location Reporting using the Euclidean Distance function
About the talk:
Location reporting for wireless alert pendants is a big concern for many senior living facilities. For example, when an alert goes off, how do you find the patient in a large, multistory building? This talk will give some background on the problem and discuss one approach to improving location reporting using some simple concepts from linear algebra. We will also discuss how this approach was received by different types of users as well as issues that were encountered when the approach was extended to keeping dementia and Alzheimer's patients in a safe area.
Roma Radford is a software developer who likes using new technologies when they actually help solve problems.
He has 15 years of experience in software development along with a BA in Mathematics from the University of Virginia and a MA in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University.
Roma lives in Prince George, VA with his three children and wife. When not writing software, you will often find him breeding daylilies or helping his father manage an apiary of over 80 honeybee hives.