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Gerontechnology Education: Beyond the Barriers
October-December 2011 (vol. 10 no. 4)
pp. 59-63

Multidisciplinary education lets students break outside the sometimes narrow confines of their primary discipline. Washington State University is designing new classes in health-assistive technologies that provide crossover training and experience to effectively lead research on interdisciplinary challenges and transition scientific advances into real-world solutions.

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Index Terms:
gerontechnology, pervasive computing, sensors, smart environments, healthcare, education
Citation:
Diane J. Cook, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Lawrence B. Holder, "Gerontechnology Education: Beyond the Barriers," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 59-63, Oct.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2011.73
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