Our ageing society is confronted with fewer and fewer workers. One of the many consequences is a shortage of skilled nursing staff. Ambient Assisted Living should solve this problem. By equipping the living environment of elderly people or people in need of care with (technical) assistance systems, they are to be given more self-determination and security. The nursing staff also benefits. What do these systems look like? Which have already found their way into practice? And where is there still some catching up to do? You'll find out more in our Topic of the Month.
Too many people in need of care and not enough health care professionals – we all know the problem. For years, research is underway to find digital solutions for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) to support the growing number of older and sick adults. These new technologies aim to both alleviate caregiver burden and enhance everyday life of people in need of care with a minimum level of constraint whilst promoting independence.
Caregivers are unable to provide around-the-clock care and supervision. That’s where JUTTA, the sensor-based technical support system comes in! It stands for Just-in-Time-Assistance. The system is used in the Dementia Shared Living Community Neukirchen-Vluyn. Sensors detect the motions of people in need of care in their living environment and – thanks to connectivity – provide valuable information to caregivers.