DAPAS provide a solution for people with need for support care as primary end-users and their involved carers or medical services. The main areas DAPAS will support:
- Create a sense of security for people with need for support and their involved carers. The majority of accidents involving older adults occur around 90 prevent in the home. These mishaps could be avoided with simple measures. DAPAS will include home safety features to avoid accidents in the homes of older adults. Involved carers are be included in the process. The aim is to promote the independence of the older adult and to give a feeling of security to the elderly adult and the involved cares. Hence, the stress of involved care is clearly reduced.
- Supports people with need for support in daily living. Many older adults experience problems in daily living because of chronic illnesses or disabilities. Those difficulties restrict their ability to perform self-care. Problems in doing daily living tasks arise for many reasons and are closely linked to other health problems. DAPAS will help to maintain the older adult functions as independently as possible so that people with need for support care can stay at their homes as long as possible. Additional DAPAS allows the involvement of older adults in planning their care. DAPAS can detect the wellbeing and vital values. Involved carers can define limits for the respective vital values and can monitor the values over a period of time. The wellbeing detection allows people with need for support care and their involved carers to exchange their wellbeing and communicate with each other. DAPAS can help manage the daily task and organise exercises. This management can avoid the mental stress for people in need of care and their involved carers. DAPAS can support the mental health for people in need of care with mental exercises and by doing memory work. With this features, DAPAS wants to enable people with need for support care to stay active at their homes.
- Increase communication. Older adults – people with need for support usually have more time and fewer task than before. Therefore, communication in older age has a high priority. The need for communication is increasing but often them exist a distance between their communication partner (daughter…) and it requires suitable means of communication. DAPAS will include collaboration features to offer more opportunities to exchange. These measures promote the social integration of older adults and have an active living.