Project: Connected Care for Elderly Persons Suffering from Dementia

Acronym CCE (Reference Number: aal-2008-1-101)
Duration 01/07/2009 - 01/07/2012
Project Topic The project supports the development of an open, standardised, integrated European platform to deliver connected ICT-based assistive living solutions for the elderly. It will achieve this by: 1.Identifying user requirements for sufferers of dementia to ensure that the development of mainstream assistive technologies for elderly people is orientated towards users? needs and lifestyles, and to understand barriers to use. 2. Establishing performance requirements for interoperable technology solutions for assistive living provision. 3.Developing selected ICT-based hardware solutions for dementia. 4.Developing software solutions for assisted living for dementia sufferers in the home and outside. 5.Developing a health hub to integrate assistive living solutions for both in-home and roaming use. 6.Carrying out pilot studies to demonstrate and assess the application of ICT-enabled assistive technologies in real situations. The results will be used to identify barriers and develop guidance. 7.Assessing non-technical barriers to the mainstreaming of assistive technologies for the prevention and management of chronic conditions of elderly people (ethical, political, socio-economic, legal). 8.Disseminating the project results widely. The consortium comprises leading assistive industry, research and user bodies. It links national user groups and programmes to facilitate the development and integration of assisted living technologies across the EU. The project also covers different types of health systems in operation in Europe: government taxes (UK and Hungary), insurance (DE), a mixture of government taxes and insurance (NL). However, it is likely that, in each case, services will be funded through a combination of state, insurance and private financing. The project will investigate potential buisness models for the provision of different assistive solutions across Europe.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Biomedical Engineering Knowledge Centre Hungary
Building Research Establishment United Kingdom
Centrihealth United Kingdom
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Germany
Hereward College United Kingdom
Innomed Medical Inc. Hungary
MedCom GmbH Germany
Hungarian Association of Home Care and Hospice Hungary
NXP Semiconductors The Netherlands
Peverel United Kingdom
Philips Consumer Lifestyle Advanced Technology The Netherlands
Trendbüro Beratungsunternehmen für gesellschaftlichen Wandel JK.PW. GmbH Germany
User Interface Design GmbH Germany