INNODRIVER – WE CARE AGEING
WE CARE AGEING – WEarable devices to CARE for AGEING people is the project presented by ComfTech, in collaboration with the Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences of the Università di Brescia, the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico “Carlo Besta” and the Laboratory of Clinical Psychology of the Università Cattolica di Milano, within the INNODRIVER call funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
The progressive ageing of the population is one of the great challenges for the future of our society, which has to face problems such as the increase in chronic and disabling diseases, and the consequent costs, and the possible social exclusion and isolation of the elderly. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), including the latest smart technologies, social media applications, wearable technologies, monitoring systems, etc., will play an increasingly important role in this direction, contributing to improve the quality of life in various respects and to optimise the decision-making environments of the elderly.
The project WE CARE AGEING – WEarable devices to CARE for AGEING people aims at testing wearable sensor technology by Comftech S.r.l., in the field of ageing. The collaboration with the Faculty of Psychology of the Università Cattolica will be crucial in order to best combine the technological offerings with the requirements of senior users, as the many years of experience of a research team in the field of psychology will make it possible to collect the needs of senior users and interlocutors, profiling their needs.
At the same time, the correct functioning of the system and the reliability of the data will be verified in the user’s daily life, both during physical activity and during normal activities at home. This activity will be carried out with the collaboration of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences of the Università di Brescia.
Finally, the usefulness of the system for the correct analysis of sleep will be assessed in collaboration with the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico “Carlo Besta”, recognised as a centre of national and international excellence in the field of neuroscience. In fact, sleep is considered a fundamental component not only for well-being, but more specifically for health, and it is important to educate oneself to manage it at every stage of life.