Scenario 2

moving from specialised care facilities to home

Mary is 70 years old. Due to an accident, she has a temporary physical disability. After surgery she can stay for a week at Villa Rosa in Trentino (a pilot site of UNCAP), a public care facility designed to help patients experiment with different technologies and identify the most suitable ones to use once back home.

UNCAP BOXes are installed at the Villa Rosa facility to assess appropriateness of each technology to each specific patient. Wearable sensors are used to assess Mary’s level of fatigue and stress and localization can be achieved by using wireless and unobtrusive devices. This is used to assess the patient’s acceptability and the cost/utility ratio.

fitness-studio-331568_1280The local public health agency runs a UNCAP CLOUD service on their servers to which all the devices within the public health system (including the one installed at AUSILIA Villa Rosa) can connect.

After a week she identifies the most suitable aid and moves home where Mary’s daughter will proceed with the installation of an UNCAP BOX.

A social operator, Jane, helps Mary with the cleaning and cooking during the lunch breaks, while her daughter is with her on weekends. Mary should perform some daily exercises in order to train the muscles and articulations of her ankle, and she should try to move as much as possible to accelerate the rehabilitation process.

Mary’s daughter installs the UNCAP BOX on Mary’s TV at home. In addition, a small position sensor (with embedded accelerator) is attached to Mary’s slippers and shoes, which have been considered by Mary the best place (as non invasive and aesthetically acceptable). This allows monitoring Mary’s mobility, automatically compiling evaluation tests, like the Tinetti mobility test.

nurse-527615_1280UNCAP interacts with Mary, reminding her when it is time to train, or guiding her and monitoring her performances during the exercises. Besides, the sensors can produce an alarm when indicating an abrupt deceleration followed by a prolonged stillness, indicating that Mary could be fallen and not able to get up. 
Mary’s daughter and Jane communicate through the UNCAP App installed on their smartphones which visualizes also Mary’s profile and health details. Mary’s daughter can receive an overall description of the events related to Jane’s visits and Mary’s conditions.

Furthermore, Jane can use UNCAP to warn Mary of particular problems; for example she can write a shopping list of items missing from Mary’s house, or she can advise a phone call, if she observes a sign of depression.

Once a week Mary’s doctor comes to visit her; he is constantly updated by the UNCAP about every important event or observation regarding Mary’s conditions. After verifying the patient’s status, he updates the clinical folder and the care project, changing the required mobility exercises if necessary. At weekends, UNCAP reminds Mary’s daughter to perform simple tasks with her mum, e.g. small walks, according to the care project indicated by Mary’s doctor.


Scenario 1

low-tech informal care (private home) scenario


Scenario 3

high-tech informal care (private home) or formal care settings (nursing home)



Scenario 4

Long Term Care (LTC) scenario