Can digital technology assist vulnerable seniors and their caregivers? This was the theme of a forum held in Strasbourg on May 23rd. During this event organized by Mr. Claude Lamoureux, various speakers from all over France shared how their technological and innovative solutions enhance the lives of seniors in care facilities or at home. The selection of speakers was based on the needs they could address, following Maslow’s hierarchy. KOMPAÏ Assist, with its walking assistance functionality, addressed the need for mobility. In recent months, the Kompaï teams, in collaboration with other members of the SHAPES H2020 project consortium, have worked on developing a mobility assistance feature that allows elderly individuals to move safely using the robot, including guided walking that enables them to choose their destination and be accompanied by the robot. Additionally, robot users now benefit from vocal instructions during their movements. All these features have been tested and validated by partnering healthcare facilities that have implemented the KOMPAÏ Assist robot as part of the SHAPES H2020 project. Kompaï is proud to contribute to this project, which promises the development of tailored and useful solutions for the elderly. Soon, all these functions will be available on the dedicated platform for the project.

The use of digital technologies in the healthcare sector and support for vulnerable seniors represents a significant advancement in improving their quality of life. Solutions like the KOMPAÏ Assist robot allow elderly individuals to regain a sense of independence in their movements while receiving personalized support. The integration of vocal guidance features further enhances the accessibility of this technology.

The SHAPES H2020 project, in which Kompaï is involved, demonstrates the importance of collaboration between healthcare actors and technology providers in creating solutions tailored to the specific needs of vulnerable seniors. By working together, they can develop tools that address a wide range of needs, considering physical, psychological, and social aspects.

The evaluation and validation of these features by partnering healthcare facilities showcase the effectiveness and relevance of these new technologies in supporting elderly individuals. These advancements pave the way for new possibilities in elderly care, offering solutions that cater to their specific needs and promote their well-being and autonomy.

In the future, with the integration of these features on the dedicated project platform, a larger number of elderly individuals will be able to benefit from these solutions.

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