The eSticky project stems from the need to develop a device that is a valid support tool for people with memory dysfunctions.
Memory is what allows us to build our identity, defining who we are.
In old age, neuronal plasticity and activities related to the hippocampus (brain area responsible for memory) tend to undergo a drastic arrest; many disorders related to the onset of dementia are disabling and affect a large number of the elderly.
Memory-related disorders require continuous monitoring because we forget the most elementary, but at the same time fundamental, activities.
Taking into consideration the case of an elderly woman who has to take a drug every day, it is vital to have a “good memory”. Family members of elderly people, if alone, live in a condition of perennial anxiety because they cannot always send alerts on which drugs to take. The technology in this field, and not only, offers a precious help: numerous devices have been designed that can monitor activities, using the internet and artificial intelligence systems. This is why e-Sticky was born, whose goal is to support elderly people to preserve the autonomy of daily life.
The new device, funded thanks to the European project AAL PROGRAMS, and the collaboration of seven partner companies (HICS SRL, KI-I – Competence Network, University of Cyprus, Harpo Sp. z o.o., Werner Daxberger aesthetic design, Gerd Rosenauer industrial design engineering , Assistenz24 gemeinnützige GmbH) will be a digital Post-it that will help older people remember commitments and small daily appointments, while also connecting the device with families.