Reconciling Disability and Independence?
Here is the major issue on which the project SYSIASS seeks to answer by developing new technologies and putting them in the service of p atients and health professionals from our regions.
Indeed preserve the autonomy of the elderly and disabled people is a major issue in today’s society. In Europe, with the progressive aging of the population policy to support the elderly is increasingly based on the assumption that care must be provided efficiently to the patient where he is based. In addition, special attention is devoted to people with disabilities for their better integration into society.
Advances in technology proposed by SYSIASS (SYStème Intelligent et Autonome d’aide aux Soins de Santé / Autonomous and Intelligent Healthcare System) will be realized in practice through an intelligent wheelchair that can provide better mobility to the patient and to allow health care professionals to easily transport patients to desired locations within a clinic or home environment.
Moreover such a system must be able to communicate with the outside world, to adapt to specific patient needs and any special disability that he may have, and to facilitate access to medical data for health professionals.
To conduct this work, ISEN and its partners, the University of Kent, Essex University, the Ecole Centrale de Lille, East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust and the GHICL, received financial support from the European Union through the Interreg IV A – Two Seas, financed by the ERDF.