Project: Early Warning (by Lifestyle Monitoring) Accompanies Robotics Excellence

Acronym eWARE (Reference Number: aal-call-2016-071)
Duration 01/06/2017 - 01/06/2020
Project Topic eWARE introduces a novel eco-system to support the wellbeing of people with dementia and their informal carers. In the project we will integrate and adapt existing market ICT-technology for people with dementia who live alone at home. The eco-system will support and enhance the quality of life of informal caregivers and people with dementia, and more quality of professional care with lifestyle monitoring and social support robotics. The co-design and evaluations of the eWARE eco-system will take place in The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, and Norway with a total of 300 end-users. The project works up to a system that can be brought to the market within 1 year after the project in The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, and Norway, by using the EU market channels of the lead commercial partners. The eWARE consortium embraces the project mission statement that we will not develop and sell a product, but that we will develop a useful and meaningful service in co-design with human beings. Therefore, the main project goals of eWARE are focussed on outcomes: • reduce subjective stress of the informal carer • enhance quality of life of the informal carer and person with dementia • support communication and information between formal and informal carers The goals are reached by early warning for crisis situations followed by more in-time interventions and a general reassurance by the ability to monitor the current situation of the person with dementia. Furthermore, eWARE will support people with dementia to feel more confident and more positive in dignity through meaningful interactions and reminders via a personalized friendly robot. The technology and services used in eWARE consist of existing lifestyle monitoring or life pattern monitoring connected and integrated with novel support robots.
Network AAL 2
Call Call 2016 - Living well with dementia

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
ASCOM Norway
Øyer Helsehus Norway
JEF S.r.l. Italy
National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing Italy
Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway
Sensara B.V. The Netherlands
Skellefteå Kommun Sweden
Stjørdal Kommune Norway
terzStiftung Switzerland
Tinybots B.V. The Netherlands
Universita Politecnica Delle Marche Italy
Vilans The Netherlands
ZZG Zorggroep The Netherlands