Independent Living and Long-term Care

EIT Digital Wellbeing Summer School

EIT Digital Summer Schools

Eindhoven, August 6 - August 19

Living longer unfortunately does not always imply that people are also healthier. The result is a strong increase in occupational and individual health care costs. The main challenge is finding effective means for lowering the demand for cure and long-term care, and adding two more working years and two more years of independent living with a maintained quality of life. A secondary challenge is to identify solutions that are acceptable to the users from the usability and data privacy perspective.

Companies like Philips and the Holst Centre and startups of the Digital Wellbeing Business Community will provide the lifestyle oriented cases. Examples are early detection of cognitive disorders by speech analysis, empowering senior homes with sensor networks that can assist elderly people, predict danger and react to minimise risk, developing smart lighting platforms to provide better lighting to elderly, who need more light compared to youngsters to avoid falling.

The summer school will be held at the Co-Location Centre at the HighTech Campus in Eindhoven.

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