By 2020 40% of the EU population was more than 65 years old. Moreover, there are 80 million disabled people. To enable that population to remain in their own home as long as possible, to maximise their independence and to improve their quality of life is a significant challenge. The use of Assistive Technology (AT) is part of the solution. One challenge is to develop AT that is useful and accepted by the end-user; this kind of AT yields a higher added value to both companies and end-users. EDUCAT aims to tackle this challenge by developing, through the use of information and communication technologies, innovative products (Smart Powered Wheelchair) and collaborative networks (iTCH! platform) that help to ensure three criteria are met: maximising usability for a large number of end-users, acceptance and long-term use.
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