Malnutrition, Sedentariness, and Cognitive decline are the main causes of morbidity and premature mortality. These three impairments will represent the target areas in DOREMI.
The project aims to develop a systemic solution for older people, which is able to prolong their functional and cognitive capacity by empowering, stimulating and unobtrusively monitoring their daily activities. The project joins together the concept of prevention, centred on the older population with a constructive interaction between mind, body and social engagement. To fulfil these goals, food intake measurements and personalized metabolic control, exergames associated with social interaction stimulation, and cognitive training programs will be introduced to a group of older participants taking part in a pilot study.
The project combines multidisciplinary research in the areas of serious games, social networking, Wireless Sensor Network, activity recognition and contextualization and behavioural pattern analysis. By recording and monitoring information about the use of the adopted lifestyle protocols, it will be possible to track the user performance over long periods, providing early warning of signs of malnutrition, physical and cognitive deterioration. The collaboration between healthcare representatives and experienced technology partners will drive the development of the different products to be validated in the pilot study. The effectiveness and impacts of these will be tested in the pilot study set up in Italy and UK, involving both older users and care providers.