The SENSE-GARDEN Home project starts where our previous project ended: 4 spaces were deployed in the test sites, and more than 50 users have experienced and acclaimed the concept offered by this novel therapy for dementia. By leveraging the knowledge acquired with the studies conducted, the new project SENSE-GARDEN Home will propose a simplified technology that can be deployed in smaller spaces, such as the user’s home. As in the original project, the concept builds upon techniques from reminiscence therapy, and uses digital technologies to present familiar music, photographs, films and scents within an immersive environment, in which the person with dementia is encouraged to
remember, reflect upon and share past meaningful moments from their lives. The new project will bring the concept to a wider audience, captivating the attention and interest of potential investors. The SENSE-GARDEN approach, including both the deployed technology and the developed therapy, will be improved and adjusted to the users’ needs.

Objective of the project

The Sense Garden Home project is a follow up of the previous SENSE-GARDEN project (AAL/Call2016/054-b/2017, implementation period June 2017 – November 2020) which was funded by AAL Programme , co-funded by the European Commission and National Funding Authorities of Norway, Belgium, Romania, and Portugal. Creating a Sense Garden experience with minimal resources in the comfort of the Person with dementia’s own cosy and safe environment, their home.

Expected Results and Impact

The main question answered in the previous SENSE-GARDEN was that we can use technological adaptive space, stimulating senses with music, images, smells, to be used as a therapy offered to older adults living with dementia to reduce the progression of the disease. The project used these immersive spaces, simulating images of mountains, music of singing birds, and forest aromas.
SENSE-GARDEN Home will be the commercialization track of these immersive experiences in the comfort of their own home and enjoying past long time memories with friends and family. Three countries are involved to attract European market interest.

Organization Type Country Website
e-Point SME Belgium
Canarytech SME Romania
Integro Sint Jan Berchmans Campus End User Belgium
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Bucharest End User Romania
Norwegian University of Science and Technology R&D Norway
  • Project name: SENSE GARDEN HOME (SGH)
  • Coordinator: ePoint bv
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Starting Date:
  • Total budget: € 350.000
  • Public contribution:


Ronny Broekx





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