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Dem@Care

Project reference: 288199
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Dementia Ambient Care: Multi-Sensing Monitoring for Intelligent Remote Management and Decision Support [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2011-11-01 to 2015-10-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 10 626 392

EU contribution:

EUR 7 300 000

Coordinated in:

Greece

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Dem@Care aspires to contribute to the timely diagnosis, assessment, maintenance and promotion of self-independence of people with dementia, by deepening the understanding of how the disease affects their everyday life and behaviour

It implements a multi-parametric closed-loop remote management solution that affords adaptive feedback to the person with dementia, while at the same time including clinicians into the remote follow-up, enabling them to maintain a comprehensive view of the health status and progress of the affected person. The system includes:

•a loop for people with dementia and their informal caregivers to monitor and assess their cognitive and behavioural status by integrating a multiplicity of wearable and in-situ sensors, enable time evolving context-sensitive profiling to support reactive and proactive care, and afford personalised and adaptive feedback.
•a loop for dementia clinicians to provide objective observations regarding the health progression of the person with dementia and medication effectiveness, warn about trends closely related to dementia (e.g. apathy), and support preventive care decision making and adjustment of treatment recommendations.

Objective

The increase in average lifespan across the world has been accompanied by an unprecedented upsurge in the occurrence of dementia with high socio-economic costs. The development of personal health systems provides a means of dealing with such problems in a meaningful and sustainable manner, enabling persons with dementia to maintain independence and inclusion in society, while improving their quality of life and the effectiveness of their caregivers. Multi-parametric monitoring of daily activities, lifestyle, behaviour, in combination with medical data, provides clinicians a comprehensive image of the person's condition and its progression, without their being physically present, allowing remote care of their condition. The objective of Dem@Care is the development of a complete system providing personal health services to people with dementia, as well as medical professionals and caregivers, by using a multitude of sensors, for context-aware, multi-parametric monitoring of lifestyle, ambient environment, and health parameters. Multi-sensor data analysis, combined with intelligent decision making mechanisms, will allow an accurate representation of the person's current status and will provide the appropriate feedback, both to the person and the associated caregivers, enhancing the standard clinical workflow. Many research challenges will arise, ranging from data collection and analysis to integration, interpretation and feedback. Aggregation of information from complementary sources will be a critical aspect of multi-sensor processing that will be addressed, along with the advance of knowledge and data management methodologies, for scalable and meaningful interpretation of the person's condition. The data will be analysed and interpreted in conjunction with established or newly created medical knowledge, for the production of shared patient-doctor decision support systems. Appropriate user-friendly interfaces will be developed, facilitating the rapid incorporation of the proposed system in the users' lives.

Related information

Open Access

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD 6th Km
THERMI THESSALONIKI, Greece
Administrative contact: Ioannis Kompatsiaris
Tel.: +30 2311 257774
Fax: +30 2310 474128
E-mail

Participants

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
Domaine de Voluceau, Rocquencourt
LE CHESNAY Cedex, France
Administrative contact: Frederique LAVIROTTE
Tel.: +33492387700
Fax: +33492387955
E-mail
CASSIDIAN SAS
France
BOULEVARD JEAN MOULIN - ZAC DE LA CLEF SAINT PIERRE 1
ELANCOURT, France
Administrative contact: Dominique Eustache
Tel.: +33 1 61 38 76 48
Fax: +33 1 61 38 57 30
E-mail
LINK CARE SERVICES SA
France
RUE LECOURBE 296
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: Richard Saccone
Tel.: +33 153954051
Fax: +33 153954060
E-mail
UNIVERSITE BORDEAUX I
France
351 Cours de la Liberation
TALENCE, France
Administrative contact: STEPHANIE CLEMENT
Tel.: +33 540003626
Fax: +33 556371545
E-mail
CHU DE NICE
France
AVENUE VICTORIA 4
NICE, France
Administrative contact: Véronique Marill
Tel.: +33 4 92 03 47 75
Fax: +33 4 92 03 47 75
E-mail
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
Glasnevin
DUBLIN, Ireland
Administrative contact: Alan Smeaton
Tel.: +35317005262
Fax: +35317005442
E-mail
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
94 DERECH EM-HAMOSHAVOT
PETACH TIKVA, Israel
Administrative contact: Guy Avzirov
Tel.: +97 2 48281144
Fax: +97 2 48296111
E-mail
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Boschdijk 525
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Patrick Keur
Tel.: +31 40 2740361
E-mail
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
University Campus, Porsoen
LULEA, Sweden
Administrative contact: Johan Bengtsson
Tel.: +46 70 173 1000
Fax: +46 920 492250
E-mail
VISTEK ISRA VISION YAPAY GORME VE OTOMASYON SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
ITU Ayazaga Kampusu, Teknokent ARI 1 Binası, No. 19 Maslak
ISTANBUL, Turkey
Administrative contact: Aytul Ercil
Tel.: +90 2122859745
Fax: +90 212 285 9743
E-mail
Institut polytechnique de Bordeaux
France
AV DU DOCTEUR ALBERT SCHWEITZER 1
TALENCE, France
Administrative contact: STEPHANIE CLEMENT
Tel.: +33 540 00 36 26
Fax: +33 556 37 15 45
E-mail

Subjects

Life Sciences
Record Number: 100983 / Last updated on: 2014-09-09