Agnes - User-Sensitive Home-based Systems for Successful Ageing in a Networked Society

  • Peter, Christian (Co-Investigator (CoI))

Project: Research project

Project Details


The objective is to provide a user-sensitive ICT-based home environment that supports a personalized
and person-centric care process by detecting, communicating, and meaningfully responding to
relevant states, situations, and activities of the elderly person with regard to mild cognitive impairment.
Central to the proposed idea is the combination and integration of home-based ICT and social
networks, connecting the elderly person living at home with their families, friends and carers, on
various levels. The project will provide the technological means to exploit the power of social networks
and the beneficial effect of social inclusion and activities on cognitive and mental processes. Detecting
subjective states and activities of the elderly and communicating them to caring persons also allows
for a much better-tailored and timely response, attention and care, at the same time reducing feelings
of loneliness and insecurity. The aim is to prevent, delay and help manage chronic conditions
such as mild cognitive impairment and dementia (and potentially pathological social isolation), by
gentle, consistent social and cognitive stimulation and timely response to detected states, situations or
activities, so as to improve and maintain the well-being and independence of the elderly living in their
own homes and reduce healthcare costs.
Effective start/end date1/09/0931/08/12


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