Project: TV-based ASSistive Integrated Service to SupporT European adults living with Dementia

Acronym TV-AssistDem (Reference Number: aal-2016-3-024)
Duration 01/02/2017 - 01/02/2020
Project Topic In this project we will build on an innovative patient support tool to provide healthcare over a distance specifically targeted to patients with mild dementia that enables the interaction of voice, video, and health-related data using ordinary telephone lines connected to internet. The aim of this study is to develop and to evaluate the effectiveness of a remote support care system based on transmission of data and video-interactivity between health-professionals, patients and careers to prevent deterioration of health and to improve social connectedness and to improve quality of life of people living at home with dementia. The tool will offers following applications: i)Interactive video conference system with health professionals ii)Reminders and alerts to help patients to adhere to their treatment and their medical appointments iii)Telecare through remote transmission of vital signs data (e.g. blood pressure) and regular monitoring of cognitive functions. iv)Social Connectedness of patients with their families, to community organizations and to social services. v)Promotion of Health and healthy style of living of people living with dementia at home through counselling, exercise training by videos and online practices sessions Our project will comprise two phases: first we promote focus group with doctors, nurses, patients and careers to discuss the content and the materials they consider needed to be included in the interface of support system. Later the device will be tested in the home TV and connected to internet. We will collect feedback on its adaptation from their users of the application until the design is perfectly adapted to the users’ needs. In the second phase, we will pilot in two different countries the optimized application with a total of 100 users (patients + careers) and 100 controls. This will show the clinical and social benefits for patients and careers, as well as financial benefits for the healthcare system.
Network AAL 2
Call Call 2016 - Living well with dementia

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, ISTC - Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione Italy
Health Research Institute of Malaga-Hospital Regional de Malaga Spain
Institut multidisciplinaire de science de données Switzerland
Medea srl Italy