USERS

  • people with dementia;
  • elderly and people with diseases or disabilities;
  • formal carers (medical doctors, nurses, homecarers, external operators);
  • informal carers (family, friends);
  • application and service providers.


Primary end-users are people, not necessarily elderly, in early to moderate stages of dementia who are still capable of performing many of the regular indoor and outdoor activities despite declining memory and cognitive functions. IONIS also targets users with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) whose cognitive changes are serious enough to be noticed by the individuals experiencing them or by other people. Users with MCI have an increased risk of eventually developing Alzheimer's or another type of dementia.
Secondary end-users are caregivers, both informal and formal. IONIS mainly targets the informal caregivers who are also impacted physically, psychologically and economically while careing for a familiy member or friend with dementia. They will be able to receive timely alerts upon detection of emergencies (by the platform or triggered by the user), receive alerts in case of abnormal health parameters (blood pressure, glucose, etc), receive alerts from the home sensors (e.g. open entrance door). They will be able to add remotely (from a web interface) events or TODOs in the personal calendar of the user. All these will relieve stress and will allow the user to perform also other activities, including economic ones (i.e. continue his professional activity). However, professional caregivers will be also able to benefit from the IONIS services by receiving regular health information and/or fall alerts upon agreement with the primary user and/or informal caregivers. They will be able to follow the „trends“, understand the primary user better, advice on activities that sustain the condition (and not the activities that are stressful to the caretaker).
Tertiary end-users (lead users) will be institutions and private or public organizations that are not directly in contact with AAL solutions, but who play a role in providing, financing or enabling them. This group includes the public sector service organizers, social security systems, insurance companies, rehabilitation clinics, etc. Representatives of these institutions in the end-user organization countries (Romania, Slovenia, Poland, and Hungary) will be involved WP1 in providing feedback along development and trial stages.