Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) causes mild but measurable changes in cognitive abilities in people. These changes are greater than would be expected for the affected person’s age, but they do not affect the individual’s ability to carry out everyday activities. Resilient ICT solution represent an effective tool to support self-monitoring and self-management that could complement traditional clinical approaches by coaching persons with MCI on how to live the best possible quality of life. Resilien-T project is designed with an open approach to integrate the coaching and self-monitoring system into other smart wearable gadgets or lifestyle monitoring system. The design of RESILIEN-T will be conducted with close involvement of persons with MCI using methodologies that consider the complexity of designing valuable, integrated technologies for people with cognitive impairment. Resilien-T Project will feature a field trial in all four consortium partner countries.


Many elderly people suffer from one or another Mild Cognitive Impairment (PwMCI). Among many is forgetfulness which may or may not progress to dementia. They are faced with doubt, worry and diminishing self-worth while often being afraid to look for help. We will develop RESILIEN-T to act as a coach to improve the PwMCI self-management in different dimensions such as nutrition, physical activities, social activities and cognitive training. RESILIEN-T does not give orders, but advice and encouragement. By putting the final decision in their hands the PwMCI can maintain their independence and dignity.

Expected results and impact

Help people with Cognitive impairment in living a healthy, active and meaningful life, being empowered by nutritional guidance, physical activity promotion, cognitive exercise, social activity and positive care planning. Support them in exploiting their individual’s residual competencies. Offer a services to People living with Mild Cognitive Impairment or early stage dementia that  are usually difficult to reach by regular care organizations, which results in a care service vacuum.


Partners involved in the project

Organization Type Country Website
Istituto Nazionale Ricovero e cura anziani R&D Italy
Universita Politecnica delle Marche R&D Italy
University of Toronto R&D Canada
BSD design SME Switzerland
Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne SME Switzerland
GoldenAge SARL SME Switzerland
Vilans R&D The Netherlands
Compaan SME The Netherlands
Careyn End user The Netherlands
  • Project name: Technology driven self-management for building resilience among people with early stage cognitive impairment – Resilien-T
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  • Coordinator: Istituto nazionale ricovero e cura anziani (INRCA)
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Starting date: 03/2019
  • Total budget:  € 2.340.000
  • Public contribution:  € 1.475.000


Lorena Rossi


T.: +39 071/8004893

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