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P4. INTERDEM – Technology and human interaction

Detailed programme, abstracts and presentations

INDUCT: Best Practice Guidance on Human Interaction with technology in dementia

DROËS Rose-Marie1, ORRELL Martin2, VERHEY Frans3, VERMEER Yvette4, LIBERT Sebastien4, GABER Sophie5, WALLCOOK Sarah5, RAI Harleen6, CAVALCATI BARROSO Aline6, VAN DER MOLEN – VAN SANTEN Joeke3, BEENTJES Kim3, BARTELS Sara7, CHRISTIE Hannah7, MIRANDA Rose8, VAN DAEL Annelien8, SHIELLS Kate9, PINTO BRUNO Angel3, DIAZ BAQUERO Angie Alejandra10

1Alzheimer Center Limburg/Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 3VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 4University College London, London, United Kingdom, 5Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden,6University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 7Alzheimer Center Limburg/Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands, 8Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium, 9Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 10Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

INDUCT (Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Using Current Technology) is a Marie Sklodowska Curie funded International Training Network. It is aimed at developing a multi-disciplinary, inter-sectorial educational research framework for Europe to improve technology and care for people with dementia, and to provide the evidence to show how technology can improve the lives of people with dementia. Within INDUCT (2016-2020) 15 Early Stage Researchers work on projects in three technology areas: Technology to support every day life; technology to promote meaningful activities; and health care technology.

The following transversal objectives were formulated by INDUCT: 1) To determine the practical, cognitive and social factors needed to make technology more useable for people with dementia; 2) To evaluate the effectiveness of specific contemporary technology; and 3) To trace facilitators and barriers for implementation of technology in dementia care.

In this symposium, the Early Stage Researchers of INDUCT will present their main recommendations resulting from the research projects. These recommendations, which are meant to be helpful for different target groups (i.e. people with dementia, their formal and informal carers, policy makers, designers and researchers) were integrated in a digital Best Practice Guidance on Human Interaction with Technology in Dementia. The main aim of the Best Practice Guidance, which will also be presented at the symposium, is to improve the development, usage and implementation of technology for people with dementia in the three mentioned technology areas.

This Best Practice Guidance is the result of the intensive collaborative partnership of INDUCT with academic and non-academic partners as well as the involvement of representatives of the different target groups throughout the INDUCT project.

Acknowledgements:The research presented was carried out within the Marie Sklodowska Curie International Training Network (ITN) action, H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015, grant agreement number 676265.



Last Updated: Tuesday 10 December 2019


  • Acknowledgements

    The 29th AE Conference in The Hague received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020). Alzheimer Europe and Alzheimer Nederlands gratefully acknowledge the support of all conference sponsors.
  • European Union
  • Roche