Homecare

Objectives

Within the Homecare and Independent Living experiment we will specifically address the ecosystem-related issues including contextual factors, business models and (organisational as well as service) interoperability. 

  • to create a framework that identifies these factors on the level of usage, social and cultural differences, legal and regulatory aspects as well as ecosystem determinant.
  • to assess market acceptance and business opportunities within several national contexts.to generate overall protocols that help in the efficient and effective planning of transposing Homecare and Independent Living care systems from one EU country to another.
Approach

The Homecare and Independent Living vertical domain will assess the use of remote gateway and sensor-based systems in various contexts and markets. For this we will cluster four Living Labs that focus on Homecare and Independent Living applications, services and technologies within this field:

  • the (Home(e)Care Living Lab in Belgium,
  • the Amsterdam Living Lab in the Netherlands,
  • the Herttoniemi Living Lab in Finland and
  • the Living Salud Andalucia in Spain.

Each of the Living Labs has their own eco-system with stakeholders and users. Two of these systems will be transferred to another Living Lab. These two existing Living Lab projects, which experiments with specific Remote gateway and sensor-based systems within the field of home-care:

  1. The Home(e)care project, which investigates how a central gateway can act as a direct and interactive communication channel between people requiring assistance and both the professional and non-professional caretaker.
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    TransEcare project video - English version from IBBT on Vimeo.

     

     

  3. The Careless project, which focuses on how a network of sensors and intelligent computational techniques can be used to measure ‘activities of daily living’ by elderly or sick people as a way of remote health monitoring.