Older adults invited to trial new home technologies developed with Insight@DCU

Submitted on Thursday, 03/02/2022

An innovative technology system, The NEX system, developed by researchers at Dublin City University to support older adults to live independently at home for as long as possible is ready to be trialled in homes across Dublin.

The NEX trial team collaborated with older adults to identify user needs to inform the design and early testing of the technology system. The system uses a combination of technologies, such as voice activated assistants, wearable devices and ambient sensors to collect data that can be used to identify and feedback patterns and changes in an individual’s routine. Feedback may be used to prompt changes in behaviour or may be indicative of a person becoming unwell or that support is required.

The project is being led by researchers at the Centre for e-Integrated Care (CeIC) and the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at Dublin City University, in partnership with Irish technology companies, Davra and Danalto. It is hoped these technology solutions will facilitate older adults to live independently at home and facilitate self-management and support from carers where required in a non-intrusive manner.