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Explore changes in quality of life for group home residents

Colorado WIN Partners was provided funding by the IBM Colorado Technical Vitality Council through the IBM Faculty Awards program to conduct research on Imagines’ SmartHome.  The goal of this research project was to determine if living in a group home that utilized smart home technology increased the quality of life for eight adults with developmental disabilities.  Data was collected two times using subjective questions (National Core Indicators) and an objective scale (Support Intensity Scale).   The eight residents were contacted prior to moving into the home and answered questions from the national Core Indicators (NCI) as well as some open-ended questions.  Administrative data, the Support Intensity Scale (SIS) on these eight residents was analyzed.  The SIS data collected prior to moving into the home and a year after moving into the home was analyzed.