Name of your initiative:
Short name (acronym):
Website title and address: eZaintza
Which organization is submitting this initiative?:
University of Deusto
Please specify in which regions/provinces: ESPAÑA›NORESTE›País Vasco›Vizcaya
Where is this organization located?:
Please enter the name of the contact person for this initiative:
Begoña García Zapirain
Please enter the email of the contact for this initiative: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part of larger strategy or programme:
If you answered "other", please specify:
Please provide us with more details of this programme or strategy:
On the website the caregiver can define some paths and zones in order to control the user’s location. This is done using interactive maps. There are several map providers, but the one selected is OSM (OpenStreetMap), because this website contains open source maps with a large community updating the maps every day. The caregivers, who monitor the users and add the paths and zones to the system, also create events in the calendar.
The user must use a smartphone in order to install the mobile application. The first approach includes the Android version of the application. This application is a lightweight programme that only sends the user’s coordinates and receives messages from the server. End users will usually be elderly people, since they tend to experience more disorientation problems. It is designed to ensure usability. When the user exits their secure path/zone or enters a dangerous zone, a similar message is shown automatically, sent by the smartphone itself. The user is asked whether they are OK. The phone automatically starts calling the caregiver and sends an alarm if the “no” button is pressed.
The outcome of the project is very satisfactory as it allows elderly people and their family members to feel more secure and lead their daily lives more independently. The Project is assisted by Osatek and BetiOn, who are in charge of teleassistance in the Basque Country.
The status of the initiative:
Please give a summary of your initiative (in English):
eZaintza is a system that provides care for people with problems of temporal and spatial orientation, and support for their carers. Its aim is to improve self-esteem, confidence, wellbeing and, at the end of the day, the autonomy of people, in addition to improving social and medical intervention in prevention and care. It can be used in a family environment, or can be a work tool for professional carers, and can even be connected with telecare services.
The geographical scope:
Type of initiative: Public-private-partnership
Environment or setting of the initiative: Urban
The economic environment or setting of the initiative:
The most important source of funding for your initiative:
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What triggered this initiative?:
Collaboration with local and regional authorities