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To what extent do food preparation apps and other technology tools help older people to live independently at home for longer? Can you use virtual reality to encourage young people with mental disabilities to live healthily?

These kinds of questions are being investigated within the Health@Home programme. The goal is to contribute to promoting digital self-management and digital self-organization through concrete living lab implementations by 2030. It will focus on frail elderly individuals who wish to avoid institutionalization, who used to go to the hospital, those with risk factors like falling and loneliness. The societal challenges addressed include how to optimize functioning, participation in society, and a sense of purpose and meaning, as well as how to optimally help and monitor patients at home with technological innovations.

Related Projects

  • Lasting active ageing. Working on a new intervention methodology for promoting active ageing in urban neighborhoods.
  • PROACT. Testing and measuring how older adults can remain self-reliant for longer and what interventions are needed to prevent admission to the ED.
  • Ai@HomeCare. Exploring how nursing knowledge can be incorporated into a high-quality prediction model.

Interested in collaboration?

Are you a student or researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology, Wageningen University & Research, Utrecht University and University Medical Centre Utrecht, and would you like to join our research within the Health at home theme? Or do you have an idea for a new project? Please contact us.