There is increasing pressure on health care providers who work with elderly and mental patients. This pressure will only increase as the population ages. It cannot be relieved by increasing work productivity due to the naturally high intensity of working with these types of patients. The SELEMCA project—short for “Services for Electro-Mechanical Care Agencies”—examines to what extent intelligent systems can replace health care professionals and provide effective, efficient, and pleasant solutions.
THNK’s Director of Education and Research, Johan Hoorn, is the author of the research proposal and the project’s principal investigator. THNK’s Research team will conduct applied and fundamental research for the project, based on the integration of experience design and technologies, human-centered content, media, and interfacing technologies.