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Projects :: HOME SWEET HOME

HOME SWEET HOME: Health monitoring and sOcial integration environMEnt for Supporting WidE ExTension of independent life at HOME

HOME SWEET HOME (HSH) will trial a new, economically sustainable home assistance service which extends elders independent living. HSH intends to achieve this by providing a comprehensive set of services which support elders in their daily activities and allows carers to remotely assess their ability to stay independent. While systems of this kind inevitably represent an intrusion in the elders’ private life, HSH privileges features which can be used by the elders themselves and limits to a bare minimum the need for other people to interfere with their private life unless a clear need is detected by the system. It comprises the following services: Monitoring and Alarm Handling, eInclusion, Domotic, Daily Scheduler, Navigation and Mental Faculty Maintaining. The Monitoring and Alarm Handling is based on a DSS which analysis in real time data collected from medical and environmental sensors, fall detectors and geopositioning systems. Standard behavioural patterns are established for individuals and sudden, major changes trigger alarms. eInclusion is achieved through intuitive videoconferencing based on the familiar TV paradigm and adapted to use by people unfamiliar with IT technology. Domotics and Daily Scheduler help elders to organise their daily activities and to manage the house in spite of growing physical and mental impairments. The navigation system takes people who got lost to the closest safe place. Cognitive training is implemented through interactive games based on cognitive adaptive technology. Complexity of exercises is adjusted to the performance and current mental level of the user. The Consortium brings together best of the breed partners from Belgium, Ireland, Italy and Spain with a very strong presence of public authorities with budgetary responsibility for health and elderly care, supported by SMEs. HSH will be run according to the clinical trial methodology (randomises study) to give credibility to the outcome.

Contact information

DE ROOZE Dimitri
Lange Gasthuisstraat 32
2000 Antwerpen
BELGIUM
Tel. +32 3 338 27 83
Fax. +32 3 292 85 99

Participants

Coordinator: ZORGBEDRIJF OCMW ANTWERPEN PUBLIEKRECHT, BELGIUM

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
ZORGBEDRIJF OCMW ANTWERPEN PUBLIEKRECHT BELGIUM
THUISZORG ANTWERPEN VZW BELGIUM
MUTUALISTISCHE ALARMCENTRALE MUTAS VZW BELGIUM
HET ZIEKENHUISNETWERK ANTWERPEN VZW BELGIUM
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SA BELGIUM
DIGIPOLIS CVBA BELGIUM
CHRISTELIJKE MUTUALITEIT VAN HET ARRONDISSEMENT ANTWERPEN BELGIUM
CHRISTELIJK ALGEMEEN ZIEKENHUIS MIDDEN LIMBURG CAZ VZW - SINT-FRANCISCUSZIEKENHUIS BELGIUM
AGE PLATFORM EUROPE AISBL BELGIUM
LOUTH COUNTY COUNCIL IRELAND
HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE HSE IRELAND
DUNDALK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IRELAND
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA ITALY
DARCO.SERVIZI SOCIETA COOPERATIVA ITALY
Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale Latina ITALY
FUNDACIO TICSALUT SPAIN
BADALONA SERVEIS ASSISTENCIALS SA SPAIN

Last update: 15/10/2012

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