Project: Smart HOme for the elderly PEople

Acronym HOPE (Reference Number: aal-2008-1-099)
Duration 07/07/2009 - 07/07/2011
Project Topic Since Europe's and worldwide population grows older, the need for care is growing as well as people spend more money to get it. The HOPE solution promises to reduce the need for carers, improve the life of older people and cut the cost of assistance. The main objective of the ?Hope? project is to produce an ICT solution that will help the elderly people, specifically those that suffer with the Alzheimer?s disease, achieve a richer and more independent lifestyle. Dementia causes long and oppressive suffering to patients and their relatives and imposes enormous costs on society. About 25 million people suffered from dementia in recent years. As a 4-fold increase of this number is expected by 2050, dementia is one main health issue of the next decades. Alzheimer's disease (AD) covers 50-70% of all dementia cases, no cure exists, and effective and reliable early diagnostic techniques are lacking. Elderly people with Alzheimer?s disease spend most of their time at home. The ?Hope? solution consists of an integrated, smart platform that will enable the elderly people with Alzheimer?s disease to use innovative technology for a more independent life, easy access to information, monitor their health, and serve as a source of inspiration for users as well as for people working with assistive devices. Moreover, it will enable them to perform by themselves activities they were not able to do before and which are important for their daily personal life. The main advantage of the proposed system is that it provides a basis for integrating services for the elderly population while they are at home. The proposed application will be intelligent enough to offer safety in terms of controlling efficiently the home environment, economy in terms of controlling and decreasing the need for external help, and convenience in terms of adjusting the operation of connected sub-systems to achieve the best possible user experience.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
CETEMMSA Technology Centre Spain
Andalusian Centre of Innovation, Information and Communication Technologies (CITIC Foundation) Spain
Integrated Information systems SA Greece
Unita Operativa Geriatria & Laboratorio di Recerca Gerontologia-Geriatria Italy
KMOP Organization Greece
RTEL SA Greece