HOPE: Smart Home for elderly People
HOPE is an integrated, smart platform that enables the elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease to use innovative technology for a more independent life.
Grant Agreement Number: AAL-2008-1-099
Funded by: AAL Duration: 04/2009 – 03/2011
Since Europe’s and worldwide population grows older, the need for care is growing and more money is spent to get it. About 50 million people have been suffering from dementia globally in recent years. Dementia causes long and oppressive suffering to patients and their relatives and imposes enormous costs on society. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) covers 60-70% of all dementia cases, no cure exists, and effective and reliable early diagnostic techniques are lacking.
Moreover, current ICT solutions are limited in the amount they can do for identified needs for people (mainly elderly) with Alzheimer’s disease. Today, there is still a significant lack of really intelligent, flexible, adaptable solutions that may accommodate current and emerging needs of AD ‘patients and carers.
Promoting “Smart Home” for persons with Alzheimer disease, Hope aims at enhancing the quality of their life and their independence.
Rhodes Telematics SA (Greece)
CITIC Foundation (Spain)
CETEMMSA Technological Centre (Spain)
I2S S.A (Greece)