Project: Safe Private Homes for Elderly Persons

Acronym CARE (Reference Number: aal-2008-1-077)
Duration 01/07/2009 - 01/10/2012
Project Topic The CARE initiative aims to realise an intelligent monitoring and alarming system for independent living of elderly persons. Specifically, this project targets the automated recognition and alarming of critical situations (like fall detection) using optical sensor and real-time processing while preserving the privacy and taking into account system dependability issues, especially ensuring reliability, availability, security, and safety from a holistic point of view. A biologically-inspired neuromorphic vision sensor from ARC will be integrated in the Everon system (alarm, security, and monitoring) from EXREI for seamless analysis and tracking of elderly persons? behaviour at home. This real-time information can be exploited for incident detection (e.g., fall detection, immobilised person), and instantaneous alarming the concerned parties. In relation to the Ambient Assisted Living joint programme, CARE proposes an innovative technology and system concept for real-time services to nursing homes and service homes. This initiative is an end-user driven R&D activity where the end-users represent the major market players in Ambient Assisted Living activities as they have direct relation and responsibility towards elderly persons ensuring their safety and independent living. The R&D partners comprise research centres (ARC, BME EMT), SMEs (SensoCube, EXREI) and end-users (YRJO, WPM). Two nursing homes in Finland (YRJO) and in Germany (WPM) will be used for the evaluation and demonstration of the CARE concept.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Austrian Research Centers GmbH - ARC 1 Austria
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Biomedical Engineering Knowledge Centre Hungary
Oy Everon Ab Finland
Oy Exrei Ab Finland
Senioren Wohnpark Weser GmbH Germany
SensoCube Germany
Wohnen und Pflegen Magdeburg gemeinnützige GmbH Germany
Yrjö ja Hanna Ltd Finland