DayGuide - Intelligent Guidance in Everyday Life

The project develops a social platform which facilitates everyday life for people with cognitive impairments. The platform is tested in a clinical study.

Short Description

The European Aktive and Assisted Living (AAL)-project DayGuide assists adults with special needs in various domains necessary for independent living at home, stimulating patient empowerment and active participation in society. DayGuide is a unique combination of human interaction and networking on the basis of a social platform with intelligent interpretation of indoor localisation data. The automatic interpretation of these data combined with professional care know-how on a closed social platform represents a completely new assistive solution for informal care networks.

Support for People with Cognitive Impairments

The DayGuide technology provides three major functions to support people diagnosed with related cognitive impairments:

  • novel, location-specific reminders and guidance;
  • a web-based social platform for communication and organisation of tasks;
  • an easy access tool fort he home, where access is granted via a standard smartphone.

DayGuide introduces a novel ICT-based system designed to support older adults suffering from mild cognitive impairment and early dementia and their families in their daily life.

These persons experience domestic challenges, which prevent them from pursuing an independent, self-organised life at home. DayGuide responds directly to these challenges through technology allowing people to live longer in an independent way.

Informal caregivers benefit through improved information and exchange in a networked environment. The DayGuide service will be tested by care organisations in clinical studies with sixty end users in Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Expected Results and Impact

DayGuide will improve the quality of life of end users in two ways. First, it structures daily activities for the elderly in early phases of mild cognitive impairment or dementia and provides significant relief, as DayGuide is tailored to the specific needs of each individual.

Secondly, this also affects the quality of life of the carer. Preventing the burden and stress on the caregiver significantly reduces the need for pharmacological treatment of this group and prevents secondary diseases.

Project Partners

Consortium Manager

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Further Project Partners

  • Cubigo International NV
  • De Wever
  • Kadex B. V.
  • Kepler Universit√§tsklinikum GmbH
  • MAS Alzheimerhilfe
  • Movisie
  • terzStiftung

Participating Countries

Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland

Contact Address

Project Coordinator

Dr Heinrich Garn