Sustainable alarm management for citizen safety
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 745 000|
|Project duration||April 2019 - June 2020|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project is to develop a prototype of a training environment for alarm management within the municipal financed care. To give care staff as well as relatives an opportunity to train in an authentic environment on reality-based alarm events that can occur when using mobile social care alarms. The goal is that the prototype shall be introduced at the participating municipalities after the project. Many more carers will be offered social care alarms that work both in- and outside in the future.
Expected results and effects
217,000 Swedes have a social care alarm. These only works in the home and a few meters outside. The goal with the project is that caregivers in the future should offer mobile alarms instead, which also work outside. Users and their relatives should continue their active live as long as possible. Dare to go for walks whenever and wherever they want. Caregivers shall encourage them to remain independent and act by your own. Those who have been diagnosed with a dementia disease can continue to be active outside knowing that they can easily be found and get help if they go astray.
Planned approach and implementation
The project starts with a collection period within the municipalities. The researchers receive incident reports. The prototype is developed on the basis of these and the municipalities´ requirements for an exercise environment that is to be used in the care staff´s everyday life. The training environment is made as authentic as possible. Reality-based alarm events is presented and the training mode becomes available in the same environment that they use in the ordinary work. The prototype is tested by caregivers and relatives before the project ends.