16 June 2009

Computer system for dementia with dementia living at home

A computer screen in the living room can help dementia sufferers to check the time and date and to remember appointments
SINTEF: 11 June 2009
The labour force in the health services is shrinking, there are more and more old people, and a very high proportion of them are plagued by deteriorating short- and long-term memory. All this has created a need for computer-based solutions that will enable elderly people to live safely in their own homes, but at the same time, the technology needed to take special care of them is expensive. On top of this, different standards for home sensors create problems.

This situation formed the backcloth for the EU's decision a couple of years ago to launch a series of projects to make it simpler for industry to develop new equipment in this field. One of these projects was called Mpower, and its aim was to create a computer platform that could be used for various purposes and meet a wide range of needs among its target group. … > full press release

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