The combination of an aging population, longer life expectancies and rising healthcare costs poses a challenge to ensuring a healthy population. There is a need for smarter health solutions to meet these challenges including advances in disease prevention, diagnostics and treatment. ARI is drawing on our core competencies to address these challenges.
- Indoor Climate Research & Training (ICRT) researchers at ARI are studying the linkage between residential building air quality and health to find ways to retrofit homes that reduce illness rates.
- ICRT is incorporating the results from this research into revised training programs for energy auditors and building inspectors to better identify potential home health hazards.
- To speed up cancer diagnoses, ARI software engineers are implementing algorithms that reduce the time required to evaluate pathology samples from days to minutes.
- ARI scientists are partnering with campus researchers to develop new biosensor technology which would allow for fast, field diagnostics of diseases.
- Our scientists are developing new injectable hydrogels for slow release drug delivery which will allow for improved patient outcomes and less frequent medical treatments.
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