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VA interested in smart home tech to enable veterans to age in place

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking to provide more support to military veterans who want to age in place in their current homes. This includes exploration of the smart-home technology sector, according to reporting at the Federal News Network.

Smart home tech, including wearable devices like smart watches, could help flag instances when an older veteran living independently is having some kind of medical emergency. But Joseph Ronzio, the VA’s deputy chief health technology officer, added that the department wants to ensure that veterans are involved in who has access to their data.

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