Project: A Pervasive Guardian for Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairments

Acronym MyGuardian (Reference Number: aal-2011-4-027)
Duration 01/05/2012 - 01/05/2015
Project Topic MyGuardian project aims to facilitate safe and secure mobility of seniors with mild cognitive impairments thus enabling them to increase their mobility, self-confidence, and participation in the society. At the same time, MyGuardian improves wellbeing and efficiency of voluntary caregivers (family and friends) by enabling them to stay calm and informed when the senior is out and about, and improves efficiency of professional caregivers by providing them with up-to-date information and by supporting coordination of their care efforts. The proposed solution is composed of the following services. - Easy-to-use & rich communication between the senior and the caregivers in order to reassure them in non-emergency situations: asynchronous messages and enrichment of explicit communication by tagging messages with contextual information on senior state - Remote tracking & assistance with minimally intrusive device carried by the seniors with mild cognitive impairment, and devices used by their caregivers enabling them to monitor senior physiological state and behavior and to provide an appropriate, personalized intervention, coordinating caregivers’ response The technologies that will be employed are: mobile technologies, assistance services, user-friendly interfaces, knowledge discovery and artificial intelligence module, positioning and localization systems, user profiling and technologies for remote assessment of senior’s state. MyGuardian will be evaluated with pilot trials by end-users in Spain, France and the Netherlands (30-50 seniors in each country with mild cognitive impairments and their caregivers). The project duration will be 3 years and its time-to-market will be 1-2 years. MyGuardian will be dynamic, incremental, personalized service (for seniors with mild cognitive impairments, caregivers, care organizations and institutions) and will be offered as a Basic Service at a low fee, and Premium services (at a higher fee) with added value features
Network AAL
Call Call 4 – Mobility

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Ageing, Imaging, Modeling FRE 3405 CNRS-UJF-EPHE France
Careyn Gezondheid Service BV Netherlands
ConnectedCare Netherlands
HI-Iberia Ingenieria y Proyectos SL Spain
University of Geneva Switzerland
VIGISENSE SA Switzerland