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Murray Goodwin (right) displays a Philips Life Line pendant that he wears at his Warren, Minn., home. The pendant is part of technology in his home that detects movement and is part of a research project by the Good Samaritan Society. Corey Jorgenson (left) of the Good Samaritan Society in Larimore, N.D., helped assist Goodwin with the new technology. photo by Eric Hylden

Sensors help seniors live at home longer

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Murray Goodwin is being "watched" in every room of his house, and he doesn't mind a bit.

Small sensors installed throughout his Warren home track his movement and alert health providers to changes that may signal a health problem. They contain no cameras or microphones and each is about the size of a night light.


"I don't even notice them, unless I look for them," said Goodwin, 79, who's prone to falling.

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