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Multi-Purpose Mobile Robot for Ambient Assisted Living

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Website: www.florence-project.eu

Project details

Start date: 02/2010
End date: 01/2013

Description: Due to increasing mobility and the ageing society the demand for care will increase significantly, leading to high costs and unrealistic manpower demands. Florence will alleviate this by keeping elderly independent much longer by providing care and coaching services, supported by robots. This will greatly improve the efficiency in care and reduce costs. The second problem addressed by Florence is the acceptance of robots by elderly. For this purpose, the project adopts a user-centric approach, by starting with focus-group sessions. The Florence consortium contains partners from the complete value chain: robot vendors, care providers, and consumer electronics vendors. The consortium positions the service robot as a consumer device, supporting various lifestyle services.

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Last updated: 17/05/2010