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Co-Care

Co-Care aims to stimulate user-led design in the development of ICT-based Alzheimer care solutions.

Context:

The Co-Care project brings together universities, ICT professionals, the health and social care sector and most importantly users, to improve teaching and learning approaches and foster entrepreneurship in the ICT and health and social sector.

Aims:

Co-Care aims to stimulate user-led design in the development of ICT-based Alzheimer care solutions. The objective is that this approach be used in the design of ICT solutions to facilitate the daily life of informal caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s. To improve the quality of the care they provide, give them a chance to network and help them to stay healthy. 

Main target groups:
  • Informal caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s
  • Higher Education Institutes
  • ICT developers and providers
Activities:

Co-Care will develop three major outputs:

  • Online training resources for health, ICT and social studies students in order to stimulate entrepreneurship in products better suited to the needs of consumers.
  • A toolkit for informal carers which will equip them with the knowledge to choose ICT-based solutions and competences to better use them, to connect with peers to stay healthier.
  • An online community of practice which will give support to all relevant stakeholders involved and follow the development of the training course and toolkit.
Duration:

January 2020 - December 2022.

Partnership:
Contact:

Sydney von Ihering, Communications and Project Officer, sydney.vonihering@easpd.eu