Care@Home involves continuous, automatic and remote monitoring (e.g. by mobile phone/wireless / fixed sensors) of real-time emergencies and lifestyle changes over time in order to manage the risks associated with independent living. Care@Home enables such care services in the home environment without the prohibitive costs of retrofitting existing dwellings. Care@Home aims at creating an open platform able to enable services to elderly who care to live independently while enjoying the assurance of timely access to caregivers when needed, and thereby offers better living conditions which provide the elderly around the world with a sense of security, comfort and joy.
Care@Home is about enabling empowerment, wellness and social care services in the home of the elderly through interactive multimedia SmartTV. The idea is to enclose the social support system for the elderly and carry this as a personalised communication and service channel in their home, whereby the technology provides a two-way communication for family, friends and care givers as well as entertainment and services for household, shopping and community information.
Expected results and impact:
The progress beyond the state-of-the-art of the Care@Home project is that relevant technology regarding sensors, wireless networks, communication and multimedia is to be integrated in community driven products and services for the elderly, which are highly personalised and easy-to-use. Because of the easy accessible ‘design platform’ of the Philips SmartTV, the development of new applications and services is within reach for many organisations and companies.
|Delft University of Technology||R&D||The Netherlands||www.tudelft.nl|
|Philips Consumer Lifestyle||Business||The Netherlands||www.philips.com|
|Singular Logic Romania / INTRAROM||Business||Romania||www.singularlogic.eu|
|Healthcare over Internet Protocol Community Interest Company||SME||UK||www.hoip.eu|
|The Building Research Establishment||R&D||UK||www.bre.co.uk|
|Mextal BV||SME||The Netherlands||www.mextal.com|
|National Elderly Foundation||End-users||The Netherlands||www.ouderenfonds.nl|
|Living Lab Foundation||End-users||The Netherlands||www.livinglab.nl|
|Bournemouth Borough Council||End-users||UK||www.bournemouth.gov.uk|
Coordinator: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Duration: 36 Months
Starting Date: 21 November 2011
Total budget: € 3.907.881,34
Public contribution: € 2.033.585,95
Jan-Marc Verlinden, CEO
Papelaan 85F, Voorschoten
3e Binnenvestgracht 23C, Leiden