Independence for seniors
With the help of the latest technological developments, we give elderly or impaired people some of their autonomy and independence back and, at the same time, increase the subjective well-being of each individual. For this reason, we conduct research and develop innovations that enable a safe, independent life with a focus on living and working, as well as provide additional opportunities for mobility to improve safety and life quality in a familiar home environment.
The basis for this lies in the simplification and age-appropriate, individual support of the activities of daily life. Through the use of intelligent mobile help and navigation systems, the long-term independence of single people - both at home and while travelling - can be assured. The detection of critical events and resulting automatic message sent to a trusted person guarantees that help arrives immediately and lends a sense of security and support to all people involved. At the same time, the use of technological information systems poses no barrier for seniors. The use of the computer, the Internet and social networking platforms can provide opportunities to continue to be fully integrated in society. Support given during the use of information technology is also considered a priority.
Expertise and solutions
The Institute DIGITAL offers its expertise in this context and solutions in the areas
- Intelligent event detection based on acoustic and visual sensors,
- Customized online information systems and new media as well as
- Mobile vision and multi-sensor navigation.