We have been successful with our Horizon 2020, City4Age bid, supporting older people in dealing with mild cognitive impairment and frailty. Many older people can be greatly affected even after a minor change in their living or health conditions and as such this project aims to help individuals capture and make use of their personal data along with other information in a way that will help them maintain their independence for longer.
Birmingham will be a testbed looking at how we can capture data on individual behaviours with increased frequency through the use of sensing / wearable technologies, which will help in detecting changes in behaviour and develop ICT based interventions to mitigate risk. Our focus will be on supporting older people to get around their locality, offering just-in-time interventions that might encourage greater interaction and stimulate physical and mental exercise.We will be working with colleagues in social care and health to maximise the value of this work with older people, helping to combat frailty and loneliness.
We will be working with colleagues in social care and health to maximise the value of this work with older people, helping to combat frailty and loneliness.
For more information, please contact NICOLA BRYANT