EMBRACE has been awarded a social challenge, regarding social inclusion and well-being for special communities for the municipality of Dali. By using the state of the art wearable device and creating predictive analytics EMBRACE will help Dali’s elderly care home (SKE) careres, to offer better care by monitoring elderly behaviour, location and other related rehabilitation information.
The challenge that the municipality wants to tackle is to enhance the social inclusion of this specific community and their wellbeing though innovative technological solutions. The benefits of having such attention given to the elderly population is overwhelmingly positive. Social inclusion and the general wellbeing of the elderly community, not only allows for the elderly to enjoy a higher quality of life within an independent environment, but it also gives room for the younger generations to prioritise their attention in the areas where it matters most – not just in caring for their elderly’s disabilities, but in maintaining a channel of communication that deals with the everyday joys of life. Being socially active is one of the most important features of our society and builds the foundation in which a person’s life can be enriched and made more meaningful. Unfortunately, being marginalized by our fast-paced rhythms due to age is not uncommon, so supporting the elderly in initiatives that span beyond just the basic healthcare ones will be critical in achieving a healthier, and more successful society as a whole.