Abstract: About 11 Million People in Europe suffer from the neurodegenerative disease dementia and their numbers are on the rise. It is one of the most important social and medical challenges of the 21st century which the research of Service Robots for dementia patients by Prof. Dr. Siegfried Handschuh is tackling.
Who will take care of them? How will they live and what can science do to ensure their quality of life. A pool of European experts from scientific, social and industrial background relating to dementia approaches that problem with the project for “Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots”, short MARIO.
The project MARIO (“Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots”) started 2015 at the University of Passau and is funded by the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation, HORIZON 2020. Together with a variety of Partners from scientific and industrial background it researches ways for service robots to contribute to dignified and healthy aging.
The University of Passau’s research team is led by Professor Siegfried Handschuh (Chair of Digital Libraries and Web Information Systems).