• DOMEO | Turning a robot into a companion for frail people
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      The robot Kompaï helps older, dependent or disabled people to live independently at home for as long as possible. Kompaï was designed to accommodate in particular people suffering from cognitive decline. People can be safe at home and stay in permanent connection to the outside world due to internet access and dedicated applications in Kompaï. Kompaï has been developed by the French company Robosoft . EU's AAL Joint Programme funded the DOMEO project to design the first generation of Kompaï and have it tested by potential users.

    • EU-funded projects on ICT for Ageing Well
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      You will find below an overview of current research and innovation projects on ICT for Ageing Well, funded by the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7 - 2007 to 2013) and the the ICT Policy Support Programme which is part of the Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme (CIP - 2007 to 2013).

    • FATE | Monitoring devices helping fall detection
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      The fall detector is a highly sensitive device for fall detection. When a fall is detected, a message is sent to a phone number of a relative, carer or alarm monitoring centre. The device is very small and light and can be worn in a customised belt comfortably and securely at all times. It can be easily connected to the user smartphone using Bluetooth. A proprietary App for Android makes its management very easy and transparent for the user.

    • REMPARK | Monitoring devices for Parkinson's Disease patients
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      Parkinson’s disease affects more than one million people in Europe today and this number is expected to double by 2030. Most of the symptoms are connected to movement, which makes it very important to monitor the patients' motor conditions. The REMPARK project developed a prototype of a monitoring device for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients. This device opens new possibilities for a more accurate disease management as it allows real-time monitoring of the evolution of the patient in ambulatory conditions.

    • RGS | Reaching out brain recovery through serious gaming
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      The Rehabilitation Gaming System (RGS) project makes possible the functional reorganization of the brain areas affected by a stroke with its highly innovative fully integrated ICT platform. This platform consists of an individualized virtual reality-based training system that integrates automatically adaptive algorithms, motion sensor devices and a cloud-based patient monitoring systems called MIMS. RGS has been successfully used for the rehabilitation of patients’ arms and hands after a stroke. The RGS deploys a deficit oriented training approach.

    • SILVER | Enabling technology with a human touch
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      SILVER is not the traditional research project, but a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) scheme to stimulate radical innovation and “out of the box”-thinking with the aim of improving the quality of life of older people. Robotics can help tackle the ageing challenge, but ground-breaking initiatives that would prove that potential are still needed. An 'open' challenge was launched during the spring of 2013 in order to stimulate the possibility of more radical approaches being proposed.