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SOCIAL ALARMS FOR EUROPE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Objective

Care and security for elderly people at home in Europe is fragmented. Social alarm systems only provide an emergency response to calls initiated manually by the user. SAFE 21 aims to update the existing infrastructure to deliver broader and more accessible assistive technology and produce marketable user-determined aids. One of these is a neck-worn speech pendant alarm usable anywhere inside the home, and usable outside via radio cellphone and global positioning technology. SAFE 21 also provides access to social alarms for deaf users. It shows how telemedicine can be introduced inexpensively by exploiting the existing social alarm infrastructure, and demonstrates a shared control centre integrating emergency, social and medical services, allowing more elderly and disabled people to remain in their own homes.

Coordinator

Price Partnership Ltd
Address
Appledore Blind Lane Tanworth In Arden
B94 5HT Solihull
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

Cruz Roja Española
Spain
Address

Madrid
Guardian Health Care
United Kingdom
Address

LL12 Wrexham
Hulpnet
Netherlands
Address

Sittard
Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe eV
Germany
Address

Erfurt
Kittz test-house
Netherlands
Address

Zuydhorn
La Paz Hospital
Spain
Address

Madrid
Landsbond der Christelijke Mutualiteiten
Belgium
Address

Brussels