ReMIND will combine a nursing robot, called James, with a tablet. This combination will integrate existing modules and features as  physical exercises (to stimulate activity), a music library which can stimulate memory but also  (societal) activities (like dancing) and the biography app Keosity which features trigger questions to do biographical work including pictures (of friends, family, pets, holidays, events,…). There is also a social module present that can facilitate connection between patient and family and/or caregivers. During the project two prototypes will be developed. The robot/tablet will be tested in three different test centres for 2 years on +- 550 patients and caregivers. All patients will be tested before and after on  physical and mental status, as well as on mood, social activity and quality of life. The coordinating partner is already selling many robots in Europe and worldwide. It is anticipated that this combined (tablet) solution will increase the value and attractiveness of the James robot and thereby more institutes and private persons will be eager to buy the ReMIND solution.


People suffering from brain degeneration like Alzheimer dementia can be helped by stimulation of their memory, meaningful activities and an improved level of physical activity in which all the help of many people around them is wanted for everyday life. The ReMIND project wants to develop a robot and tablet that can support the people with dementia and their care givers. The supportive role of this robot/tablet should be seen as interactive agenda, library of music, pictures and exercises that guarantee the desired stimulation of patient and caregiver.

Expected results and impact

  • After 2 years we expect a detainment or slowing of deterioration of the quality of life and mood of the patients (with these progressive diseases)
  • Also an improvement of the quality of life of the caregivers
  • We expect a deceleration or stabilization of the progress in physical and cognitive decline of the patients
  • It is expected that in 1 year after finishing the project that the solution will be marketed
  • The first 5 years of marketing, we will aim at selling 1 bot /1000 persons with dementia with the following 5 years an increase to 1 bot /100 PwD


Partners involved in the ReMIND project

Organization Type Country Website
Zora Robotics SME Belgium
Universiteit Gent R&D Belgium
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca R&D Romania
University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes” Timisoara R&D Romania
Ovos Media GmbH SME Austria
University of Applied Sciences - FH Campus Wien R&D Austria
Medizinische Universität Wien R&D Austria
  • Project name: Robotic ePartner for Multitarget INnovative activation of people with Dementia
  • Website:
  • Coordinator: Zora Robotics NV
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Starting date: 01.10.2018
  • Total budget: €  2.049.464
  • Public contribution: € 1.379.554


Tommy Deblieck 


T.: +32 479 302 972


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