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European project Wetake care Kick-off meeting
 
IBV hosts next Tuesday July 16 the kick-off meeting of the European project Wetakecare. It is an initiative co-funded by the program Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) of the European Commission.
 
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.
 
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.
 
The partners of the project are, among IBV as coordinator, CPMTI (Spain), KAASA (Germany), ZHAW (Switzerland) y and VASOS (Switzerland).