Several efforts have been developed to address a single aspect of older adults' health focusing on one or more specific functional, physiological, social or cognitive parameters. In order to support aging in place, however, a holistic approach is needed to assess older adults' overall well-being and health. To date, methodologies are lacking that address the holistic and multidimensional assessment of health and wellness. The assessment of health, which is multidimensional in nature, is a critical component in maintaining a high level of well-being and independence for older adults.
Home based Environmental and Assisted Living Technologies for Healthy Elders (HEALTH-E) is an effort to utilize diverse technologies to monitor and intervene with the aim to improve quality of life for older adults, maximize independence and wellness.