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The REACTION project is a 4-year project started in 2010. It is partly funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme in the area of Personal Health Systems under Grant Agreement no. 248590

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There is an unmistakable trend in developed countries towards population ageing. The median age in Europe is predicted to increase from 37.7 years old in 2003 to 52.3 years old by 2050. The incoming demographic tide presents important economic and societal challenges ranging from cost-effective health care and social services to pension provision. At stake is the quality of life for our ageing populations. In this context, the DALi (Devices for Assisted Living) project targets a user group consisting of older adults with emerging non-severe cognitive disabilities. These are often compounded by a deterioration in auditory and visual sensing abilities. Our target population exhibits retarded reaction to external stimuli and diminished navigation skills. One major consequence of these problems is an increasing difficulty in moving in complex unstructured environments such as shops, parks, or public transportation stations. Such cognitive deficiencies gradually reduce the space for autonomous life and deprive the afflicted of essential social interactions. Standard assistive devices are of little help for cognitive disabilities. What is needed is a new approach: a cognitive navigation prosthesis (CNP). This is a device that assists navigation in unstructured and crowded environments by acquiring sensory information, by anticipating the intent of human agents and by deciding the path that minimises the risk of impacts or of anti-social behaviours. With recent advances in sensing, automated reasoning, and crowd modelling this ambitious objective becomes technologically feasible.
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