Helping people with mild dementia to navigate their day


Which one of our four interest areas do you think is the most important to improve the life of a person suffering dementia?
Help he/she to remember
Help on maintaining social contacts
Help on performing daily life activities
Enhance their feeling of safety
Total votes: 73

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Luleå University of Technology

The goals of Centre for Distance-spanning Healthcare (CDH) at Luleå University of Technology are to perform research in the fields of prevention, care and rehabilitation; develop and research technological and mobile solutions to healthcare issues; apply this research in practical, needs based applications and test beds; create innovations and offspring initiatives and enterprises; deliver a high level of education and foster greater empowerment; and contribute towards developing business and quality of life in the region of northern Sweden.

LuleÃ¥ University of Technology logoProjects include: SARAH develops distance-independent methods and services that create added value and benefit for patients and staff using remote diagnosis and consultation. Tryggve validates the technological solutions for integrated mobile sensors in practical field applications on a dedicated platform; e-Home [email protected] North Calotte demonstrates new working processes for home care using mobile and broadband technologies, as well as a methodology for empowerment; mobile eHealth box, where a district nurse, equipped with a laptop, connects to the patient's health record over GPRS and 3G mobile technology; MobiHealth, which developed mobile remotely configurable solutions for home care and remote diagnosis, had a trial site in Luleå/Boden, and CDH also contributed greatly to the technological development and evaluation of the mobile device in this project.

CDH is the Scientific Coordinator of the COGKNOW project. Through its previous projects eHome HealthCare and MobiHealth, CDH has extensive experience in user needs analysis, functional specification, human impact analysis, field test management and evaluation methodologies (WPs 1, 4 and 5), dissemination and exploitation (WP6 and 7); its affiliated Centre for Distance-spanning Technology has expertise in systems design and location/navigation.

Key Personnel:

  • Prof Olof Lindahl;
  • Johan E. Bengtsson;
  • Dr. Stefan Sävenstedt;
  • Dr. Birgitta Kåreborn;
  • Anna-Lena Andersson;

COGKNOW is funded by the European Comission within the IST-2005/2006-2.5.11 (Unit H3 - eInclusion) Contract #034025

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