Surveillance and companion system for senior people in EMS environments

The seniors will most probably have difficulties catching up with technology and being an active part of it, because
of the exponential growth of technology in our society. Whether technology evolves in a ubiquitous, more
humanized or personalized user-oriented way, the physical and/or cognitive limitations resulting from certain
pathologies or natural ageing, require adapting technology to the requirements of the senior population.
Other factors to be considered in the incorporation of technologies in this sector are the limitation within particular
products especially dedicated to the elderly population. Products dedicated to help older people with their
limitations can often tag them visually with these impairments and may not allow them to feel fully integrated into
society. This could also lead to their stigmatization. The limitation of the proprietary products for the integration with
other commercial products and services can also be an impediment.
This concern has been especially oriented towards the senior population due to the rate of ageing of the population,
as mentioned above, but it also applies to other sectors of our population such as people with limitation of autonomy
due to different types of illnesses or disabilities and people with other types of limiting disabilities. The WHO states
that one in seven people experience disability in the world and that they suffer a lack of services and face many
barriers in their everyday lives. The technologies approached within this project could also be applied to this
population.

General information
  • Date: 27.08.2021
  • Type: Master project
  • Responsible: Leonardo Angelini

People

Students
  • Antonio González Puertas
Supervisors
Richard Baltensperger
Professor
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Luigi Corrado
Extern
Partners : HES-SO