In Europe, there are nearly 7 millions of people affected by Dementia. Most of them are living in their own domesticity, longing to maintain their independence and autonomy as long as possible. For that aim, people with dementia (PwD) are either supported by their relatives or by health care professionals. Though, this often constitutes high caregiver burden. Considering these aspects, industry and social sectors cooperate closely to cover the forms needed of technological assistance.
INDUCT supports 15 early stage researchers in evolving to experts for social and health related needs of PwD as well as for the effective use and usability of assistive technology. This idea is realized by the aid of diverse programs at several European research institutes.
The primary aim of INDUCT is developing a multi-disciplinary, inter-sectorial research framework for Europe, within assistive technologies for PwD are improved and evidence is provided about how technologies can support life of PwD and their social setting. Moreover, knowledge about best practice and the implementation of those technologies in Dementia research should be promoted.
DZNE site Witten is involved in the content-related and organizational realization of seminars as a cooperation partner of INDUCT and works closely with Prof. Nygård of the Karolinska Institute Sweden. In addition, the site hosts an early stage researcher.
Further information concerning the project INDUCT are offered here.