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


The project is funded by the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) joint programme and the national funding authorities of Spain, Germany and Switzerland (see http://www.aal-europe.eu/for details).


What is the real need?

Promote the independence living of older person and safeguard the caregiver is an important issue arisen during last year.
There are 10-21 M older people with a light or moderate physical limitation hampering the autonomous performance of ADLs. It is estimated that 70% of the dependent older population solely receive informal care. The uptake of ADL by the non-professional carer leads to an overload of activities to perform, thus affecting negatively the physical and psychological health of the caregiver. WeTakeCare will address the specific assistance needs of older people in maintaining their autonomy in performing ADLs, as well as supporting their caregivers.

Contents

WeTakeCare will develop an interactive and multimodal system for the training on ADL, builded mainly on software solutions running on off-the-shelf hardware equipment. 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. The aimed target users are the persons, aged 50+, presenting an initial lost of capabilities and/or having a light to moderate physical disability and their caregivers.
WeTakeCare will be 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 and easy to use, guaranteeing product acceptance and future market penetration.

Information about  weta  Project:

Project Name: Collaborative interaction in caring & training to improve the autonomy in Activities of
Daily Living
Project acronym: WeTakeCare
Strategic Objective:  AAL-2012-5-036 " ICT-based Solutions for (Self-) Management of Daily Life Activities of
Older Adults at Home "
Budget: Total 1.746.741,00 € - Granted: 995.007,10 € (Public Contribution (National + EC)
Project Start Date: June, 1st 2013
Project Duration: 36 month
Project Coordinator: Rakel Poveda Puente (IBV)