SMART4MD app will help people with mild dementia

23.08.2017

The four-year SMART4MD (Support Monitoring and Reminder Technology for Mild Dementia) project, which is also being developed by our institute, is preparing a tablet application that will primarily target people with mild dementia.

The application will remind patients when to take medication or allows them to share their personal health information with their caregivers and doctors. The aim of SMART4MD is to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers, increase treatment compliance, reduce the financial costs associated with patients who are not in control or miss hospitalization, and also to help reduce functional decline.

The SMART4MD application offers its users not only the ability to actively monitor the quality-of-life, health tracking for dementia and any other conditions being managed but also, for example, a daily planner with activity, medicine and appointment reminders to aid independent living and better health management. Photo albums as visual aids to keep people connected with friends, family and healthcare teams or clear graphs and spreadsheets that make it easier to visualize health progress and adherence to treatment procedures are also included. An integral part of the application will also be sharing health data with doctors, carers and family.

The SMART4MD project is co-financed by the European Union under an EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon 2020 and has an initial budget of around EUR 4 Million. Ten Project Partners from the private and academic sectors from across Europe are working together on the Project. Besides our DEX Innovation Center, there are also Consorci Sanitari De Terrassa, SAS-IBIMA and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (all Spain), Anglia Ruskin University and Pow Health (both UK), Alzheimer Europe (Luxembourg), Athena ICT Limited ), Blekinge Tekniska Hogskola (Sweden) and UC Limburg (Belgium).

For more information visit http://smart4md.eu