Showcasing innovative solutions
For example, game-changing advances in the rapidly evolving field of robotics. The SILVER project has mobilised joint Public Procurement of innovation across a number of EU countries to create a robotic, mobile personal assistant designed to help elderly citizens live independently at home. The MARIO project meanwhile is pioneering advances in Human Robot Interaction to support patients suffering from debilitating cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s. Finally, the ALFRED project has integrated robotic and online components, including a mobile, personalised Butler, into a fully functional system that will provide context-sensitive services related to social inclusion, care, physical exercise and cognitive games.
Other projects have created devices and solutions for the prevention and detection of falls. The FATE project set the groundwork for the commercialisation of a portable fall detector that can be worn on a belt with all user/device interactions carried out through an easy-to-use Android app. The IDONTFALL and ISTOPPFALLS projects have also provided solutions and platforms that will help to guarantee the physical safety of older persons.
The eight projects within this Results Pack have shown the way forward on how social and digital innovation have crucial roles to play in integrating health and social care and promoting social transformation.