Moreno Sánchez, Pedro Antonio and Chausa Fernández, Paloma and Sánchez González, Patricia and Charvill, Jim and Lofti, Ahmad and Langensiepen, Caroline and García Pacheco, José Luis and Saunders, Alison and Berckmans, Kris and Gaspersic, Jozef and Walton, Louise and Gómez Aguilera, Enrique J.
iCarer Project: Intelligent Care Guidance and Learning Services Platform for Informal Carers of the Elderly.
In: "XXXII Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Ingeniería Biomédica (CASEIB 2014)", 26/11/2014 - 28/11/2014, Barcelona, Spain. pp..
The increasing ageing population is demanding new care approaches to maintain the quality of life of elderly people. Informal carers are becoming crucial agents in the care and support of elderly people, which can lead to those carers suffering from additional stress due to competing priorities with employment or due to lack of knowledge about elderly people?s care needs. Thus, support and stress relief in carers should be a key issue in the home-care process of these older adults. Considering this context, this work presents the iCarer project aimed at developing a personalized and adaptive platform to offer informal carers support by means of monitoring their activities of daily care and psychological state, as well as providing an orientation to help them improve the care provided. Additionally, iCarer will provide e-Learning services and an informal carers learning network. As a result, carers will be able to expand their knowledge, supported by the experience provided by expert counsellors and fellow carers. Additionally, the coordination between formal and informal carers will be improved, offering the informal carers flexibility to organize and combine their assistance and social activities.