The EnrichMe project: A robotic solution for independence and active aging of elderly people with MCI

Claudia Salatino, Valerio Gower, Meftah Ghrissi, Adriana Tapus, Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis, Aleksandra Suwalska, Paolo Barattini, Roberto Rosso, Giulia Munaro, Nicola Bellotto, Herjan van den Heuvel

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Abstract

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a state related to ageing, and sometimes evolves to dementia. As there is no pharmacological treatment for MCI, a non-pharmacological approach is very important. The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in care and assistance services for elderly people increases their chances of prolonging independence thanks to better cognitive efficiency. Robots are seen to have the potential to support the care and independence of elderly people. The project ENRICHME (funded by the EU H2020 Programme) focuses on developing and testing technologies for supporting elderly people with MCI in their living environment for a long time. This paper describes the results of the activities conducted during the first year of the ENRICHME project, in particular the definition of user needs and requirements and the resulting system architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 15th International Conference, ICCHP 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages326-334
Number of pages9
Volume9758
ISBN (Print)9783319412634
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2016 - Linz, Austria
Duration: Jul 13 2016Jul 15 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9758
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2016
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period7/13/167/15/16

Keywords

  • AAL
  • Gerontology
  • Long term human robot interaction
  • Non-invasive physiological monitoring
  • Residential care
  • Robotics
  • User requirements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Salatino, C., Gower, V., Ghrissi, M., Tapus, A., Wieczorowska-Tobis, K., Suwalska, A., Barattini, P., Rosso, R., Munaro, G., Bellotto, N., & van den Heuvel, H. (2016). The EnrichMe project: A robotic solution for independence and active aging of elderly people with MCI. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 15th International Conference, ICCHP 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9758, pp. 326-334). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9758). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41264-1_45