People prefer to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. However, demographic changes, rising costs and new family structures are increasing the demands for new care solutions. Self-care and informal carers will play a key role in these new solutions. In order to support the activity of informal carers it becomes essential to reduce the impact of physical distance, increase informal carer presence in the daily life of the elderly and to support cooperation between formal and informal carers to foster complementarity. To address these challenges, new care solutions should go beyond the state of the art and enhance presence, awareness and complementarity.
The SALIG++ project offers novel solutions based on ICT-support for self-care by the elderly and the bidirectional awareness and interaction between the elderly and informal carers in collaboration with formal care in order to promote and prolong the well-being of the elderly in living at home. SALIG++ makes it possible for carers to, for example, visit the home of the elderly from a distance and experience it as if they were actually there. The primary benefit is that carers become fully informed about the status of the elderly, her/his medical status as well as her/his home and devices (such as stove and faucets).
The key components of SALIG++ are three-dimensional (3D) AV capturing and visualization in combination with sensing, actuation and identification techniques in support of remote presence and awareness. These techniques are introduced in the home as self-managed extensions to existing home audio visual equipment such as a networked media centre and surround systems, thereby avoiding introducing new intrusive physical apparatus, such as mobile robots.
The purpose of the project is to relieve informal caregivers through the use of information and communication technology.
The objectives are to:
– Have a developed and evaluated platform for informal caregivers in ambient assisted living.
– Have an exploitation plan for the dissemination of the results.
Expected results and impact:
The expected result is a platform for the delivery of self-care @ home services , as well as for stimulating and supporting daily activities at home by means of technologies that include smart sensing environments integrated with an adaptable information system to connect elderly people with informal carers.
The SALIG++ product will be sold as individual licenses to elderly and informal caregivers, or as group licenses to care funders and formal caregivers. SALIG++ will primarily be paid by care funders. The market size is approximately 50 million people in need that will grow to about 75 million (2050).
|Divitel BV||SME||The Netherlands||www.divitel.com|
|Almende BV||SME||The Netherlands||www.almende.com|
|TU Delft||University||The Netherlands||http://www.tudelft.nl/|
|Stockholm LänsLandsting||End user||Sweden||www.sll.se|
Coordinator: Stockholm University, Sweden
Duration: 36 Months
Starting Date: 01 June 2014
Total budget: 4,175,433.00 Euro
Public contribution: 2,494,421.00 Euro