ehcoBUTLER addresses the ageing challenge by developing an innovative ICT technological platform with both leisure and care apps. ehcoBUTLER platform enables information sharing about elder’s physical, social and mental health status with family members, close relatives, caregivers and even social care professionals, developing unobtrusive monitoring system and offering to the elders, their parents and health and social care actors a user friendly interface, able to recognize older individual’s psychological status and lifestyle.
The overall objective of the project is to achieve an improvement in the health and social care of elderly people with cognitive impairments.
In fact, elder people suffering from cognitive decline often are not able to report consistently on their emotional and physical wellbeing, or keep track of their medication, treatment, appointments with the care and cure professionals and caring family, friends and neighbours. The ICT-platform aims to fill that gap.
The development and implementation of the ehcoBUTLER solution will take three years, from the 1st of January 2015 till the end of 2017. An early prototype of the ehcoBUTLER platform, expected by the end of 2015, will show the socio-economic benefits and potential ROI of the solution in 7 countries (The Netherlands, Spain, Greece, France, Italy, Serbia and Israel). ehcoBUTLER pilots will involve citizens experiencing a slight decline in cognitive abilities, but still in relatively good health and able to perform activities of daily living independently (they live at home and they can use ICT-tools). Overall testing phase will have a duration of 20 months and it will involve more than 1,000 users, applying the tool to four different business models: Public Care Services, Elder Care Centers Services, Home Care Services and Telecare & TeleHealth Services.