Digital technology and intelligent assistive systems are important for maintaining and even improving the quality of life of elderly people. With the upcoming demographic, these technologies will only become even more indespensable. This project aims to develop new technologies and intelligent assistive devices that preserve and improve mobility in every day life and aretailored to the need of the older part of our population.
Until now most research has been focused on the needs of the elderly with very limited mobility. However, this project aims to expand the scope and target elderly of different frailty levels, as can be seen in the picture below. This ranges from mobile older adults that are hindered from performing their sports activities to older adults that are dependent on assistance for performing everyday life tasks. Especially in the less mobile groups of elderly, the risk and fear of falling are a serious concern. Therefore, the project specifically measures and optimizes the technologies to maintain or even improve stability.