Mobile assistance systems: "The device automatically notifies if something is not right"

Interview with Dr. Michael Scholles, Head of Business Development and Strategy, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS

Staying active and mobile when you are old – who does not want that? People suffering from dementia can often only dream about that. The fear of not finding your way back home or not getting any help in an emergency severally restricts many affected people in the way they live their lives. Yet there are many people, who could still actively and independently participate in life despite mild dementia.


Photo: Assistance system worn like a watch; Copyright: Fraunhofer IPMS

The mobile assistance system can be worn like a watch; ©Fraunhofer IPMS

Photo: Simone Ernst; Copyright: B. Frommann

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