eKauri monitors the behaviour of dependent persons that live alone to identify and prevent unusual behavioural patterns passively, automatically and in real time.

The Ramon Molinas Foundation is sponsoring a research programme launched by the Association for Independent Living and by Eurecat (Cataonia Technology Centre) with the collaboration of the Direct Care Service (SAD) of the Catalonia Alzheimer Foundation.

The objective of the collaboration is to develop and consolidate eKauri, a non-intrusive innovative home teleassistance platform integrated with preventative medicine for people that live alone with disabilities or any other type of dependence.

eKauri is Big Data applied to home teleassistance. The system is made up of a set of presence, lighting and temperature sensors that monitor the activity, behaviour and habits of users to identify and prevent unusual behavioural patterns passively, automatically and in real time. The data registered is stored in the cloud, where it can be accessed, processed and analysed. The study of the routine and habits of users makes it possible for the system to process their current situation and anticipate future situations.

The system is a complete tracking system, studying sleep patterns, registering the frequency of bathroom use or tracing the pattern of kitchen use. If a user never uses the kitchen, for example, an alarm will be set off so that the carer is able to see determine whether the person in question is eating properly.

 

More information at Training and Research.

 

Links of interest:

Association for Independent Living (Associació per la Vida Independent) website.

Eurecat website.

Catalonia Alzheimer Foundation website.