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STRESS-FREE CARE


RELAXEDCARE CUBE UND APP

Looking after family members in need of care is often a stressful and worrying matter, with the caring relatives not infrequently suffering from burn-out as a result. That’s why the goal of the EU RelaxedCare project coordinated by AIT is to design a system which provides ongo- ing information about the well-being of assis- ted persons in order to reduce the load on in- formal caregivers.

This is achieved by installing motion sensors in the home of the assisted person. Mathematical models for pattern recognition make it possi- ble to infer whether everything is ‘normal’, with the resident either active, or lying down

and resting. The status quo is either displayed on the RelaxedCare Cube, which can be sim- ply integrated into the personal environment, or on the RelaxedCare app on the carer’s mo- bile phone. As a result, the family members responsible for providing care can constantly monitor the well-being of their relative wi- thout having to continually call or visit. In ad- dition to providing continuous information, the system also offers a simple means of com- municating. For example, the assisted person can send an active request for assistance, or simply send the message ‘I’m thinking of you’ to their family using the RelaxedCare Cube.

The well-being status is indicated to caring relatives in several ways.