There are widely acknowledged imperatives for helping the elderly live at home (semi)-independently for as long as possible. Without cognitive stimulation support the elderly dementia and depression sufferers can deteriorate rapidly and the carers ill face a more demanding task. Both groups are increasingly at the risk of social exclusion.
CompanionAble will provide the synergy of Robotics and Ambient Intelligence technologies and their semantic integration to provide for a care-giver's assistive environment. This will support the cognitive stimulation and therapy management of the care-recipient. This is mediated by a robotic companion (mobile facilitation) working collaboratively with a smart home environment (stationary facilitation).
In the videos below, some of the CompanionAble concepts are shown.
Programme: ICT-2007.7.1 ICT & Ageing
Duration: January 2008 – July 2012
Smart Homes contact: Herjan van den Heuvel
Visit the project website at www.companionable.net
In this project, Smart Homes cooperated with: