COGNIVITRA integrates components for supporting cognitive and physical exercises – dual-task training - (web-based tools and movement sensors), a centralized platform that will facilitate the interface and communication between patients and care providers.
COGNIVITRA will extend cognitive and physical stimulation programs performed in hospital or clinical environments to the community setting. (e.g. home care center, patient home).

Purpose

The solution will allow patients to increase session hours of cognitive training, physical and social stimulation and overcome restrictions imposed by the availability of care resources (i.e. human and physical infrastructures).

Target group

The main target groups for COGNIVITRA are:

  • (buyers / users) care professionals
  • (users) people at risk of developing cognitive impairment.

Impact for citizen

COGNIVITRA promotes the prolongation of independence and well-being of people at risk of cognitive impairment.
The improvement of physical, mental, and social capabilities will promote the person’s independence well-being and quality of life (expected effects for 10% of the target population ). Such improvement can lead to a more inclusive society and COGNIVITRA vision is that people at risk of cognitive impairment can still play an important role in society.
COGNIVITRA technology is geared towards the respect of the individual, protection and full realization of human rights.

Impact for staff

COGNIVITRA is digitizing the environments where cognitive training is performed. Care professionals and other staff will have a solution available for implementing evaluations, performing and monitoring cognitive training services with higher intensity, higher accessibility, higher quality of processes, while maintaining human resources costs. Address more patients and improving care by incorporating treatment feedback. Additionally, for networks of care professionals, COGNIVITRA will provide a channel of communication between patients and care providers.

Economic impact

COGNIVITRA is answering the increase demand for care of people at risk of cognitive impairment and associated healthcare and insurance costs.

COGNIVITRA expect to impact healthcare by providing a new service model that can reduce the costs associated with health care for people
at risk of cognitive impairment but maintaining the performance of caregivers.

It is expected that the benefits of such solution will create a direct economic impact on public health reducing health costs by 10%.

Cost of product

Cost not yet available (in project development phase)

Life expectancy of product

Estimated release year 2023.

Other costs of acquisition and setup

Cost not yet available (in project development phase)

Expected annual costs

Cost not yet available (in project development phase)

Special requirements

  • Power supply
  • Internet connection (wi-fi or cable (recommended))
  • TV (with HDMI connection)
  • RGB-D sensor
  • COGNIVITRA computational unit (or a personal computer)
  • Enough room space for performing large amplitude movements - 6m2 (3mx2m). Optimal placement of sensor at height 1.70.
  • Avoid using dark cloth (e.g. black shirt or pants).

Is the product for personal use or can it be used by (how) many people?

COGNIVITRA is mainly for personal use, but a multiple user version is also being considered (for sessions with up to 5 people).

Is the product intended for training purposes?

Yes, the product will support Cognitive and Physical training.

How much time is needed for the user or staff to get to know how to use of the product?

We estimate that one day will be enough to the user learn how to use the system.

Has the product been presented before at other exhibitions or venues?

No.

Experiences from practice (examples)

COGNIVITRA is building on top of previous AAL projects:
- cognitive training exercises and the scientific framework to evaluate the progress of people at risk of dementia from Cogweb (TRL6), which is leading a worldwide change in terms of cognitive evaluation tools application. Cogweb knowledge base counts already with the feedback from more than ten thousand patients;
- friendly interfaces (e.g. avatar) and multimodal interaction strategies based on the results of CaMeLi (TRL5), which was tested with about 100 users in 3 countries.

Case stories

The pilots will start at the beginning of 2020 and for now we only have requirements that we received from therapists that work with people with dementia.