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Unobtrusive Suicide Warning System

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $249,928)

This project will continue development of a prototype system for unobtrusive monitoring of prisoner activity (including motion, breathing and heartbeat) to increase corrections officers' situational awareness during continuous observation of prisoners who are deemed at-risk of suicide. The system is based upon a modified version of a commercialized radar sensor that was originally used as a motion detector for home security systems.

Date Created: September 19, 2011