ACTIVE AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMME

ICT for ageing well.

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By means of three different technologies, visual stimulation of mirror neurons in Alzheimer patients, an interactive agenda or diary and a movement monitoring system, people with dementia will be able to improve or sustain their cognitive functions. By developing, integrating and testing these technologies in homecare and residential settings we will demonstrate that it will improve conditions for Alzheimer patients by offering them a personalised support through ICT.

Objectives:

To demonstrate that, by using ICT, people with dementia can:

  •  be visually stimulated to walk and eat better than before
  •  plan, perform and control daily activities
  • be monitored in their movement patterns

In order to:

  • preserve and improve their cognitive functions as long as possible
  • stay in control of their life with the help of informal and formal care when needed.
Expected results and impact:
  • sustaining or improving cognitive functions in dementia patients by stimulating mirrorneurons
  •  improved personal control over daily routines (supporting independence)
  •  increase in unrest behaviour and use of medication
  •  less demand on formal and informal care
  • assessing the development of dementia by monitoring movement patterns with sensor technology
Partners:

ALFA

ORGANISATIONTYPECOUNTRYWEBSITE
Woonzorg Unie VeluweHealthcare providerThe Netherlandshttp://www.wzuveluwe.nl/home.php
VU University Amsterdam
in partnership with TU
University of Delft
UniversityThe Netherlandshttp://www.psy.vu.nl/en/index.asp
Alzheimer NederlandEnd-users, patient advocacyThe Netherlandshttp://www.alzheimer-nederland.nl/
T3LABR&DItalyhttp://www.t3lab.it/
NoemaLifeSMEItalyhttp://www.noemalife.com/en/home/
EXELSMEItalyhttp://www.exelmicroel.com/
Iniciativas Comunitarias
de Desarrollo Estepa Sierra
Sur
SMESpain
Mondragon UniversityUniversitySpainhttp://www.mondragon.edu/en


Coordinator: HabiPro commissioned by Woonzorg Unie Veluwe

Duration: 24 Months

Starting Date: January 1, 2012

Total budget: € 2,.162.987,24

Public contribution: € 1.321.540,24

Contact:

Eric Schlangen, HabiPro Consultancy
E: ericschlangen@habipro.nl
T: +31650254686
A: Heilige Stoel 5212
C: 6601VG Wijchen
S: The Netherlands

http://www.aal-alfa.eu