Project: Collaborative interaction in caring & training to improve the autonomy in Activities of Daily Living

Acronym WeTakeCare (Reference Number: aal-2012-5-036)
Duration 01/06/2013 - 01/10/2016
Project Topic WeTakeCare project aims to empower the collaborative caring and training between the older person and the non-professional carer, in order to promote the independent living of the older person. Hence, the autonomous performance of Activities of the Daily Living (ADL) by the older person will be encouraged while training and supporting the caregiver in the provision of care, improving the quality of the provided care as well as safeguarding their own physical, physiological and occupational health.The aimed target users are the persons, aged 50+, presenting an initial lost of capabilities and/or having a light to moderate physical disability. This lost of capabilities increases the difficulty to perform ADL, leading frequently to its poor execution and therefore finally taken up by carer. This uptake of ADL leads to an over-care situation, which can ultimately diminish autonomy of the older person.WeTakeCare will develop an interactive and multimodal system for the training on ADL, build mainly on software solutions running on off-the-shelve hardware equipment, including a TV, Microsoft’s Kinect, PC or Computer Appliance with broadband connection and a portable device as Tablet or Smartphone. System functionalities will be: (i) gestural controlled ADL exercises with Kinect (ii) web platform with courses, workshops and links to main care-giving blogs, forums and social networks and (iii) general functionalities as agenda & reminders, communication and TV control. WeTakeCare will integrate the end-users in the core of the process, introducing their voice in the stages of definition of requirements, the concept and product development as well as in the different validations. This will ensure a functional, easy to use, intuitive, motivating and accessible service, guaranteeing product acceptance and future market penetration. Finally, WeTakeCare service model will be distributed as a monthly payment service through telecom, telecare, and/or medical insurance companies.
Network AAL
Call Call 5 – Daily Life Activities

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Bayard Revistas, S. A. Spain
Centro de Producción Multimedia para la Televisión Interactiva S.L. Spain
Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia Spain
Kaasa health GmbH Germany
Vereinigung aktiver Senioren- und Selbsthilfe-Organisationen der Schweiz Switzerland
Zurich University of Applied Sciences Switzerland