Motivation & Impact
The need for a better quality – while sustainable – health services is a crucial aspect for many countries that face socio-economic aspects considering both the economic crisis and an aging population. The current demographic change, which should lead to an increase in the elderly dependency rate (number of people aged 65 or over compared to those aged 15-64) from the current 28% to 50% by 2060, involves the development of a model of healthy aging, however, having to deal with age-related diseases. Furthermore, the decrease in the working age population will lead to an increase in the demand for nurses (+ 94% in 2025) and social and health care assistants (+ 72% in 2025), as well as a higher level of assistance.
The SI-ROBOTICS project focuses on these issues and aims to design through connected robots a holistic approach for assistance and monitoring interventions in active assisted living applications, including:
• Monitoring of physical activity (leisure and domestic activities) and coaching;
• Physiological monitoring (chronic diseases, aging parameters, emotional state, stress level);
• Recognition of habits, lifestyle changes and promotion of a healthy lifestyle;
• Assessment and support in the mitigation of physical / cognitive decline;
• Support for a correct lifestyle and physical / cognitive stimulation (nutrition, cooking, physical activity);
• Advanced remote control with caregivers.
Role of R2M