martes, 12 de marzo de 2013

Casals en Xarxa

Connecting elderly people through new technologies

“Casals en Xarxa” (Network of Elderly Activity Centers) aims to connect various elderly activity centers distributed in the Catalonia region (Spain) with a low cost videoconference system. This system is used by the elderly activity centers or “Casals” to jointly participate in activities or to exchange experiences among participants localized in different cities. In addition, the system allows elderly people with any physical impairment that cannot move to the “Casal” to participate in its activities. Home participation is assisted by volunteers who visit these people at their home and is implemented through a tabletPC application.

The project is developed by i2CAT with the support of Welfare and Family Department of Catalan Government and funded by Vodafone Foundation Spain.

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