EU Project to Develop Next Generation Technology for Elderly CareBy CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service for Science, Research and Development,
Publication Date: February 2007
Article focuses on the European Union-funded Orientated Programmable Smart Environments for Older Europeans (SOPRANO) project, a Belgium-based consortium of 20 partners from European universities, public bodies and private companies, teamed up to develop next-generation technology to allow older people to continue to live independent lives in their own homes. The project aims to demonstrate how telecare technology, information technology, and mobile communications can be utilized to develop community-based models of care and support. The research performed by the SOPRANO project aims to advance global knowledge in semantic information technology, radio frequency identification location, remote diagnostics, radar, and integration architectures. New ways of integrating assistive technology, telecare, and telehealth solutions into homes could provide valuable assistance to people with motor, sensory, communication, and cognitive disabilities during activities of daily living.
Published by: Publications Office of the European Communities (Website:http://publications.europa.eu/index_en.htm)
Link to text: http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=EN_NEWS&ACTION=D&SESSION=&RCN=27124