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Healthy ageing eco-system for people with dementia

Healthy ageing eco-system for people with dementia

Why is the project called HAAL? 

Healthy ageing eco-system for people with dementia - Heading should be HeAlthy Ageing eco-system for peopLe with dementia


The world is facing similar challenges in respect to the aging population and shortages of care personnel, with dementia as the largest and one of the most expensive challenges.  Across  Europe and beyond,  various eco-systems support dementia-friendly municipalities with AAL services to empower clients, informal carers, and care professionals. With the HAAL project, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Denmark, and Austria combine their strengths and share their experiences in supporting dementia care by state-of-the-art AAL bundles. Within HAAL, every country will put forward 3 AAL solutions that have been proven effective within existing eco-systems. A pre-requisite is that these AAL solutions are interoperable(e.g, via UniversAAL). Every eco-system will adopt at least one successful solution from another country that will fit the ecosystem's demand, resulting in a package of 6 AAL (care technologies; social platforms, etc.) solutions per country. The AAL solutions should cover the various stages of dementia care, from cognitive problems to MCI to late stages of dementia. In addition, the AAL  solutions should support both clients as  (in)formal carers.AAL  solutions should be a  best practice with a relatively high TRL (6-9), could be marketed by a scale-up, should be open for integration, high potential, etc. In The Netherlands, the municipality of Helmond will further scale up the Compaan (tablet with social services), Sensara  (lifestyle monitoring)  andTinybots/Medicine dispenser  (?)  within their eco-system to strengthen a dementia-friendly municipality. The bundle of Dutch AAL solutions will be strengthened by a minimum of one complementary and context valuable AAL solution from the other 3 eco-systems(Taipei, Aarhus & Vienna). In Taiwan, the municipality of Taipei will...Yuan Ze University can provide 2 of the 3 solutions from Taiwan (if people agree). The first one is “AIoT senior care bedroom”. The second one is “WhizToys for combined physical activity and cognitive training”. Both solutions are already deployed in Banciao veteran dementia nursing home for field trial. In addition, National Cheng Kung University can provide physical rehabilitation & training for people with Met opmerkingen [NHH1]: The Taiwanese consortium will consist of AAL partners receiving funding, but also partners that receive funding outside the AAL scheme. Met opmerkingen [NHH2]: The list of partners is still open/changeable. ITRI is willing to co-finance? Open for discussion.
dementia employing a glove. In Denmark, the municipality of Aarhus will...In Austria, the municipality of Vienna

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The HAAL project is co-financed under the Active and Assisted Living Joint Programme of the European Commission (www.aal-europe.eu) and the National Funding Agencies of Netherlands, Italy and Taiwan.






01 June 2021 – 31 December 2023