Eskaton forms partnership to study lighting on older adults

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SMUD and Stack Labs are working with California-based provider Eskaton on a two-month pilot study to measure sleep quality and reduction of fall risk.

Stack Labs has designed an automatic sensor to modify lighting and a platform to collect data on movement and sleep quality, the company said.

“Thirteen units with a total of fifteen residents at Eskaton Monroe Lodge will be outfitted with sensor technology to study circadian rhythm. We are also expanding the pilot to include Eskaton Village Roseville,” said Eskaton Executive Director Tristin Benjamin. “The 24-hour cycle of light, known as circadian rhythm, impacts a person's mood and sleep cycle.”

Stack Labs recently won the Sacramento Startup Search. It partnered with SMUD in early 2016 to create a lighting rebate program.