Activity book – control group

Activity book – control group

Due to COVID-19, the sessions planned for the control group could not take place. Therefore, CDC created a book with cognitive activities and tips on how to keep an healthy and active lifestyle for the participants in the control group. The cognitive games included sudokus, word puzzle and many more. Regarding the tips on healthy and active ageing, it had

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Digital literacy sessions

Digital literacy sessions

During June and July, Cáritas Coimbra team has delivered sessions on digital literacy at centres which users participate in the DAPAS project. The session aimed to increase digital literacy skills, encouraging users to use more their DAPAS system, and promote active ageing using new technologies. The sessions had three different parts: a presentation about active ageing and new technologies; a

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Experiences during COVID-19 from DAPAS presented at Grassroot Experience Event

Experiences during COVID-19 from DAPAS presented at Grassroot Experience Event

The European Covenant on Demographic Change is happy to launch its new webinar session “THE GRASSROOT EXPERIENCE DURING COVID19 | ENABLERS AND CHALLENGES”. Organised for the Covenant by Caritas Coimbra, in collaboration with SHINE 2Europe and the ECHAlliance, it will take place on June 1st, at 11:30 CET, hosted by Joan Martin and Carina Dantas, with the main aim to

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Second Version of the DAPAS system given to users at Cáritas Coimbra

Second Version of the DAPAS system given to users at Cáritas Coimbra

The second version of the DAPAS system was just given to users from nursing homes and home services that participate in the project, following all the safety and hygiene measures. In the last few months, the DAPAS team worked on implementing the users’ feedback to optimize the technology being developed in the DAPAS project. Finished this cocreation stage, that aimed

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The DAPAS project continues and provides additional value…

The DAPAS project continues and provides additional value…

As the first group of the participants in the DAPAS project, some of the residents of the Liebenau assisted living facility received the next version of the DAPAS system consisting of the Emma Base Station, a smart lamp and a voice control system. The variety of additional devices initially presented the participants with a greater challenge. However, with the help

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DAPAS Value Version is completed and ready for shipment!

DAPAS Value Version is completed and ready for shipment!

Following the Starter Version, the Value Version includes more hardware for all participants. The hardware includes the Emma Base Station connected to a speech control system, a motion sensor, and an ambient light. All parts of the additional hardware equipment was prepared by EXT, including the pre-installation of the different languages on the systems: German, French and Portuguese. After all

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DAPAS has already arrived at the home of 65+ participants in Caritas Coimbra

DAPAS has already arrived at the home of 65+ participants in Caritas Coimbra

Caritas Coimbra is already installing the new DAPAS system in the home of its 65+ users, with extraordinary safety and hygiene standards. During the period of state of emergency, the delivery and installation of these innovative digital tools were suspended, but the growing situations of social isolation caused by the pandemic led the DAPAS team to create new procedures to

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DAPAS system ready to reach Cáritas Coimbra participants

Cáritas Coimbra is preparing the resumption of the DAPAS project, complying with the necessary safety and hygiene standards. This project saw the start of implementation of its pilot interrupted due to the installation of the state of emergency caused by the pandemic of COVID-19. The project that brings together the successful results of previous AAL (Ambient Assisted Living) solutions projects

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EU project ‘DAPAS’ as personal enrichment during corona crisis

EU project ‘DAPAS’ as personal enrichment during corona crisis

„Fortune favors the brave!“ or “At least I can give it a try!“ With these words many residents expressed their high interest and willingness to participate in the EU-project DAPAS. As illustrated by the current corona crisis, this was a great idea, which very often also lead to a huge personal enrichment for participants and associated family members. Most of

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