MyGuardian will provide the following technologies: easy-to-use and rich communication between the mobile senior and the caregivers in order to reassure both caregivers and the senior thanks to the enrichment of communication messages with contextual data on senior’s psychological state; remote tracking and assistance that will enable the monitoring of senior physiological state and behaviour in order to detect risk situations and appropriate, personalised intervention, escalating depending on the assessed criticality of the situation; coordination between caregivers that will improve awareness within the group of caregivers, and enable them smooth distribution and delegation of care tasks. Three end-users organisations of Spain, France and The Netherlands. End-user organisations in these three countries will be involved that will provide access to approximately 30-50 seniors with mild cognitive impairments together with their voluntary caregivers and possibly also professional caregivers (e.g., their social nurses).
The MyGuardian project aims to facilitate safe and secure mobility of seniors with mild cognitive impairments while preserving their autonomy and dignity, and thereby enable seniors to increase their mobility (while increasing their self-confidence) and consequently to take part in the self-serve society. At the same time, MyGuardian improves well-being and efficiency of voluntary caregivers (e.g., family and friends) by ensuring their peace of mind and keeping them informed when the senior health state and risk situations, and improves efficiency of professional caregivers by providing them with up-to-date information and by supporting coordination of their care efforts.
Expected results and impact
The success of the project results are ensured by the presence of three SME’s (Hi-Iberia, ConnectedCare and VigiSense) with a strong commitment to the marketing of MyGuardian solution working in the project and distributing at least in the four countries involved, but as well to other markets thanks to the Internationality of some partners like VigiSense with presence also in Italy, Austria, Germany and Eastern Europe, which ensures the exploitation strategy through all Europe and to different targeted markets. The projected time-to-market will be 1-2 years. The service fits both the ageing, self-serve society trends, and the trend of wide availability of mobile computing and ubiquitous communication technologies.
Partners involved in the MyGuardian project
- Project name: MyGuardian, A Pervasive Guardian for Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairments
- Website: www.myguardian-project.eu
- Coordinator: HI-IBERIA Ingeniería y Proyectos SL
- Duration: 36 Months
- Starting Date: 01.05.2012
- Total budget: € 2.287.932
- Public contribution: € 1.394.827
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