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New study on social care technologies for elderly

The CAMI project has completed a study on elderly patients attitudes and needs of patient monitoring and social care technologies in the home.The study showed that a portable computer is the most common mobile device (67%), followed by smart phones (48%) and tablets (30%). 90% of the respondents have Internet access. The respondents were asked about various social care technologies and if thought they could be helpful in their daily lifes. See below for the percentage of the respondents that thought the following devices would be a good idea and helpful

  • 54% “a robot with a touch screen which you can use anywhere around the house for socializing, communication with other people and for providing information”
  • 48% “a robot remind you on tasks and medication”
  • 51% “a robot supervising your house through various sensors and alerting in case of problems”
  • 50% “a robot bring you of water, your medication or any other small object”.

From┬áthe study it was also clear that “remembering to take their pills and medication” was one of the biggest problems for the respondents.

59% was very interested in “viewing graphic displays of your various health measurements (blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels) and their change in time and 60% thought it was a good idea to share these health measurements with their doctors.

105 persons aged between 55 and 75 years in Denmark, Poland and Romania was part of the study as well as 58 caregivers.

Ulf WingstedtNew study on social care technologies for elderly

CAMI Kick-off

The CAMI project had its kick-off meeting in end of June in Bucharest, Romania. The project will develop a fully integrated AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) solution by providing services for health management, home management and wellbeing including socialization. CAMI builds an artificial intelligence ecosystem, which allows seamless integration of any number of ambient and wearable sensors with a mobile robotic platform endowed with multimodal interaction (touch, voice, person detection), including a telepresence robot.

Ulf WingstedtCAMI Kick-off