Physical training is instrumental in hospital outpatient rehabilitation, and daily exercise
alleviates the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity etc., increasing the chance of a
longer life with a higher quality of life. However, daily training and exercise can be difficult to
realize for the elderly who are often associated with a physically inactive lifestyle.
Professional care organizations need solutions for physical interventions that can be used
effectively by elderly patients at home. Family, friends and other informal career need
systems that support social aspects enabling them to participate and motivate their loved
ones in rehabilitation efforts and in adapting and maintaining a physically active lifestyle. The
elderly citizen needs an affordable and attractive training system that motivates to daily
training – often at home, sometimes in a training center – privately, or socially engaged in
groups or communities, as needed.
The purpose of the Sens4ME project is to provide an ICT based system to advise, motivate
and increase options for elderly citizens, for rehabilitation and daily exercise. Improving the
health care outcome in the continuity of care between professional care organizations, such
as hospitals and physiotherapist clinics, and home.
AAL-Active and Assisted Living Research and Development Programme