In December a new newsletter has been released!
The ehcoBUTLER project addresses the need to improve the independence and quality of life of elderly people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and promote their good health in different ways by developing an ICT technological platform with both leisure and care apps. The main objective of ehcoBUTLER is to demonstrate the socio-economic benefits from the deployment of several innovative and user led ICT pilot projects based on different business models in order to be able to translate promising results into scalable practice across Europe.
It has been a year since the project resumed after a long pause. Unfortunately, this entire year has been dominated by the coronavirus disease and most European countries have enforced strict measures to reduce the spreading. Since ehcoBUTLER is created to meet the needs of the most vulnerable group of people, the pandemic affected the realisation process of the project. For that reason, the project was extended until 2022.
Partners have been working hard on the development of the ehcoBUTLER platform to have it ready for the pilot stage, which already started in October 2020. The internal communication continued through regular online meetings to adapt the work plan. The promotion of the project also continued with two articles published in scientific journals:
– “Study on the Acceptability of an ICT Platform for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment”, 25 May 2020;
– “Designing ICTs for Users with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Usability Study”, 14 June 2020.
Moreover, a project review by the European Commission took place on October 22th. It was concluded that in spite of the contingencies of the pandemic COVID-19, ehcoBUTLER execution is aligned with project objectives.
We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe in these challenging and difficult times and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!