Work Programme Activites
1. Identifying user requirements for sufferers of dementia, their carers and healthcare professionals in different member states (drawing on national groups) to ensure that the development of mainstream assistive technologies for elderly people is orientated towards the needs and lifestyles of users, and to gain an awareness of barriers to use.
2. Establishing performance requirements for interoperable technology solutions for assistive living provision to the elderly in the EU.
3. Developing selected ICT-based hardware and software solutions to support persons suffering from dementia. A health hub to integrate such assistive living solutions for both in-home and roaming use will also be developed. These solutions will provide a basis for piloting, assessment of barriers and assessments of market and business issues carried out later in the project.
4. Subject to acceptable approach to ethical issues, carrying out pilot studies to demonstrate and assess the application of ICT-enabled assistive technologies in real situations. The results will be used to identify barriers and develop guidance.
5. Assessing non-technical barriers to the mainstreaming of assistive technologies for the management of chronic conditions of elderly people (ethical, political, socio-economic, legal) in different member states.
6. Business models taking account of needs and funding models in different member states will be assessed.
7. Disseminating the project results widely.