TRAINING PROGRAM FOR ENHANCING THE ADOPTION OF MOBILE HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES BY PERSONS WITH MILD DEMENTIA / mHealth-AD
Objective and task definition
The European project mHEALTH-AD aims to promote the use of mobile health technologies (mHealth technologies) for people in the first stages of Dementia (stages 2 to 4 of the Global Deterioration Scale (GDS)). mHealth technologies include applications that can be connected to medical devices or sensors (e.g. wristbands or watches), as well as technologies that are designed to help collect health information (vital signs such as blood pressure or body temperature) or to support acts of daily living such as taking medication. In addition to general mHealth technologies, there are specific applications for people with Dementia that can support, for example, cognitive training, health and safety monitoring or social and leisure activities. Through this training, people with mild Dementia are expected to improve their digital skills, with the overall aim of strengthening their self-management and personal responsibility and improving their general health status through the use of mHealth technologies. To achieve this, the content objective of the project is to develop different types of training materials for people with mild Dementia on mHealth technologies, as well as to develop a Digital Serious Game to motivate them to engage with mHealth technologies.
The IAT is responsible for project management and the development of designed experiential training activities.
The project started with a digital kick-off event in December 2021 and is scheduled to run until the end of October 2023.
The following partners are involved in the project:
- WESTPHALIAN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, GELSENKIRCHEN, BOCHOLT, RECKLINGHAUSEN/ IAT (Germany).
- RUHR UNIVSIRTY OF BOCHUM, (Germany)
- SCHÖN KLINIK BAD AIBLING SE & CO KG (Germany)
- SPOMINCICA ALZHEIMER SLOVENIJA (Slovenia)
- TURKIYE ALZHEIMER DERNEGI (Turkey)
- GESTIO SOCIOSANITARIA AL MEDITERRANI SL (GESMED) (Spain)
- INSTITUT EMONICUM (Slovenia)
- ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI (Greece)
- INNOVATION HIVE (Greece)
mHEALTH-AD is funded by the European Commission within the framework of the ERASMUS+ 2021 programme.