The Health / Independent Living Cluster for personal autonomy
A key place for information and advice, the cluster plays many roles, notably as an activity center for business, services, and research. It offers adults and children facing handicaps, as well as seniors, care-givers, and professionals, expertise and technological assistance for preventing or compensating for autonomy challenges.
The Independent Health Cluster comprises:
On the path to a European Research and Development Center
A model apartment to help increase autonomy for people with handicaps
Lattes was chosen as the location for a model apartment as part of a European research project on healthy aging conducted by City4age. Researchers at the Montpellier Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics, and Microelectronics (LIRMM) and IMT will track 20 volunteers aged 65 or over in their daily lives at home and around the city for a period of two years. They will first be monitored with motion detection sensors. Technical solutions will then be installed at their homes and tested.
The goal is to develop technology aids to improve the quality of life for isolated elderly people with a risk of increasing frailty.