The Hope is a budgeted solution that is installed at the elderly people’ homes, and provides services for (a) life-long, self-organised, appropriate educational environment and access to information, (b) care management and health support, (c) self-monitoring and decision making.
The HOPE solution consists of an integrated, smart platform that manages a smart home with different functionalities for security, fall detection and communication. The system can be split up into two main blocks: the Server Block and the Home Block, which represent the main agent and every subsystem at each elderly user’s home respectively.
The Home Block covers functionalities associated to each person’s environment monitoring, indicating alarms when necessary.
The Server Block is responsible of the “thinking”, decision-making functionalities of the system, including the following ones:
- Storage all information from any Home System
- Alarm service in case of a fall detection to caregivers and relatives.
- Common information used by services or applications at Home block or used by related or doctors applications.
- Evaluation of information and provision of rules for estimating the most appropriated scenario
- Synchronisation with all Home databases
- Interfaces to relatives and doctor to access to the different
Independent life for Seniors
The Hope” solution consists of an integrated, smart platform that enables the elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease to use innovative technology for a more independent life, easy access to information, monitor their health, which provides a basis for integrating services for the elderly population while they are at home. HOPE is a self-operated, self-adjusted, innovative intelligent IP Based Universal Control Box (UCB) that uses intelligence to manage the various connected subsystems and devices within a residence of the elderly people.
Expected results and impact
The HOPE project will support the elderly people to continue with their daily tasks without, for example, being afraid to leave an appliance ON or to not remember the ingredients for preparing their or others meals. With HOPE, they will continue to feel useful and capable to participate in life.
For the elderly people with advanced illness, the benefit in the quality of life of using HOPE will be significantly important. The HOPE application could monitor the patients so they will not leave the house, turn off appliances that can be turned on accidentally etc. But most importantly, when the system senses that there is a problem (for example the patient is starting to have a panic), it will talk to him or her, or even automatically inform one of the relatives.
Partners involved in the HOPE project
- Project name: Smart HOme for the elderly PEople
- Website: www.hope-project.eu
- Coordinator: Rhodes Telematics SA (RTEL), Greece
- Duration: 24 Months
- Starting Date: 07.07.2009
- Total budget: € 2.138.094
- Public contribution: € 1.029.199
T.: +30 22410 61031