Intelligent lighting and thermal comfort technologies for care services of home-dwelling elderly people with memory disorder (VALMUSKA)
-project will focus on researching and developing technologies related to intelligent lighting and thermal comfort technologies for care services of home-dwelling elderly people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. New technological methods for improving quality of life and reducing behavioural symptoms will be investigated and tested in elderly care centres in cities of Kuopio and Oulu in 2015 and 2016. The research approach is based on intervention study and the data is collected by objective measurement, questionnaire and interview. Aim is to find cost effective retrofit solutions to be distributed as part of home-dwelling elderly peoples’ living environments. The VALMUSKA project will be realized in cooperation with City of Kuopio, City of Oulu, VTT Technical Research Centre, University of Eastern Finland, University of Oulu and nine Finnish companies.