DayGuide assists adults with special needs in various domains necessary for an independent life at home, stimulating patient empowerment, and for actively participating in society.
DayGuide is a unique combination of human interaction and networking on the basis of a social platform with intelligent interpretation of indoor localisation data. The automatic interpretation of these data and the combination with professional care know-how on a closed social platform is a completely new way of an assistive solution for informal care networks.
Our technology provides three major functions to support people diagnosed with related cognitive impairments.
- Novel, location-specific reminders and guidance
- A web-based social platform for communication and organisation of tasks
- An easy access tool, where access is granted by using a regular mobile phone
DayGuide introduces a novel ICT-based system, supporting older adults suffering from mild cognitive impairment and early dementia in their daily life and their families. The system also supports persons living alone with no care person available on a regular basis. Persons with cognitive impairment experience various domestic challenges, depriving them from the pursuit of an independent, self-organised life at home. DayGuide responds directly to these challenges through technology allowing people to live as independent as possible for as long as possible. Informal caregivers benefit through improved information and exchange in a networked environment.
Expected results and impact
DayGuide will improve the Quality of Life for end-users. The main results will be: 1) Structuring daily activities for the elderly in early phases of MCI or dementia and providing significant improvement as it is oriented towards the specific needs of the person (user-centred design). 2) This also affects the quality of life of the carer. Preventing burden and stress in the support provider significantly reduces the need for pharmacological treatment of this group and prevents secondary diseases. 3) National policies aim for the elderly to live as long as possible in their own environment. The problems and the solution that DayGuide provides apply in the same way throughout Europe.
Partners involved in the DayGuide project
Dr. Heinrich Garn
T.: 0043 505504103