SILVER (Supporting Independent LiVing for the Elderly through Robotics) is a development project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7).
The SILVER project searches for new technologies to assist elderly people in their everyday lives. By the use of robotics or other related technologies, the elderly can continue independent living at home even if they have physical or cognitive disabilities.
The new technologies and solutions are sought by using a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) process. In Europe, the PCP has so far been an under-utilized tool for promoting innovation. One of the aims of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach to address societal and governmental needs.
Read the latest SILVER Newsletter to learn about the Phase 2 lab demonstrations in Odense and what the procurers learnt. We also tell about the SILVER Decision panel meeting and share its results. Furthermore, we present you LEA care robot and the ambitious expectations of its creator, Robot Care Systems. We will also invite you to the SILVER workshops which are held during the spring and summer of 2016. To read the SILVER Newsletter, follow this link.
SILVER consortium has been very pleased to learn, that there has been wide interest towards LEA and it has already succeeded in several innovation competitions. Robot Care Systems has been shortlisted for a Shell Innovation Award and has been audited and found suitable to receive Innovation Credit from FCO Netherlands. Futhermore, Rabobank has shortlisted Robot Care Systems for the Herman Wijffels Innovation Award. The shortlisting also comes with the opportunity to have a video about Robot Care Systems and LEA produced and publicised.
LEA robot by Robot Care Systems is the first mobile personal assistant which is designed to enable the elderly to live independently at home. LEA can offer help with daily routines and housekeeping. It also stimulates the elderly to stay active and can act as a personal trainer – or even as a dancing partner. Because of these functionalities, LEA can be used also for rehabilitation. Furthermore, in Phase 3, cognitive software will be added in order to enable LEA to remember and recognize objects, faces and places, for example. To read full summary of LEA, please follow this link.