2009–2012: 4-year research & innovation project at Smart Homes.

companionable_picGoal: Designing, developing, and testing a social companion robot and ambient intelligent environment to support people with MCI or early dementia.

Process: Early prototyping, early user evaluations through Wizard-of-Oz studies, and several rounds of redesigns and extensive user tests with a fully working prototype.

companionable_vidResults: A fully working prototype and very positive responses from end users and their carers. For more info, see the video or visit smart-homes.nl.