Coach My Life
The project proposes a sophisticated digital memory aid. Its goal is to increase the user’s independence and quality of life.
To ensure the CoachMyLife solution fits the user’s needs, it was co-designed with cognitively challenged older adults, their informal carers and experts on medicine and care.
The CoachMyLife solution uses sensors to recognize the users’ context and intent, so that it will be able to offer guidance appropriate to their current activity (e.g., if it detects the user is putting clothes in the washing machine, it will provide instructions on how to operate the washing machine).
The proposed solution trains the user’s memory and executive function using a technique called errorless learning, which is particularly suitable for people with memory impairment.
There are many cognitive training tools for older people on the market, but almost all are in the form of games or puzzles, for which scientific evidence strongly suggest their benefits do not translate to real life.
CoachMyLife, on the other hand, trains users on activities they normally do, so real benefits are expected.
This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation, CCCDI - UEFISCDI and of the AAL Programme with co-funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
- Category: EU - AAL - programme
Pharmacie Principale, University of Geneva, terzStiftung, Eurotronik Kranj d. o. o., Jožef Stefan Institute
- Duration: 42 months