SWEET HOME: HOME, MY OWN SWEET (SMART) HOME
There are around 80 million people living with a disability in the EU. Different types of disabilities lead to different limitations and needs, and require varying levels of support.
Among those affected, there is a desire to be able to live a more active, self-determined, independent and socially integrated life in a home that is fully adapted to their own needs. Modern technologies can help with this! Though smart technological aids are generally available and affordable nowadays, the necessary know-how is lacking. Manufacturers of smart technologies are not aware of the special needs of people with disabilities and people with disabilities and their caregivers are unaware of what technologies exist.
The SWEET HOME project would like to change this.
The project is aimed at opening a new world of opportunities and possibilities for persons with differing types of disabilities. Through our project, we aim to build a bridge, bringing together people with different types of disabilities and needs structures, carers, and technology developers in an exchange. In doing so, we aim to explain to those affected, their relatives, friends and professional specialists what technological options are available, what needs they address and subsequently, how to set them up and use them. By informing persons on the possibilities of these new technologies, significant improvements in everyday life can be achieved.
To make our goal a reality, we will first conduct research analysis with people with different types of disabilities and their support persons about their everyday challenges and needs. Our focus will be on people with Down syndrome, visual impairment, hearing impairment, muscular dystrophy, Alzheimer's disease, cystic fibrosis and renal disease.
Once we understand better their needs, we will develop a training course through an interactive e-learning platform on smart technologies and their use in various areas of life including medical care and monitoring, personal care, home comfort, home safety, home mobility, cleaning, energy saving, entertainment, social participation, use of e-learning.
- Persons with disabilities and their family members and support persons
- Technology developers
- Experts on domotics and AAL
- Guide to needs, problems, interests, and solutions in the own home for people with a physical, mental, sensory, neurological or organic disability.
- Course for adapting Smart Homes for independency and autonomy of people with disability
- Innovative, interactive learning platform to improve the autonomy of people with disabilities at home
- Technological Centre of Furniture and Wood of the Region of Murcia (CETEM)
- Centro Internazionale per la Promozione dell'Educazione e lo Sviluppo (CEIPES)
- Institut für Lern-Innovation (ILI FAU)
- European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilties (EASPD)
- AIAS Bologna
01/02/2022 – 31/07/2024
Marina Antanasiotis, EASPD Membership Officer firstname.lastname@example.org