Activity and vital data provide detailed information about people and thus allow key conclusions with regard to their physical and mental status. The network “TakeCare” aims at capturing and analysing these data. Partners from industry, research and application cooperate in the development of innovative products and services in the field of assistance systems for people as well as in opening new markets and creating new jobs. It is people being in the focus, and sensor-based recording and analysis of activity and vital data as well as manifold biometrical information.
The capture and subsequent analysis of activity and vital data via a miniature, unobtrusive system do not only allow the identification of current life situations. They also provide action recommendations for people and support them in their professional and private life. In the future, activity and vital data assistance will act as a lifetime monitoring, even simulating further physical and mental development (Alzheimer, Parkinson, Diabetes etc.). It allows important conclusions about people’s lifestyle as well as about the efficacy of medical products, treatment concepts or preventive measures.
Thus, activity and vital data assistance in the long run can preserve physical and mental capacity up to old age. Furthermore, digital assistance will also have a considerable influence on consumer behaviour, it will require new marketing strategies and pave the way for new products and services.
The network “TakeCare” consists of users, service providers, producers and system developers. The partners pool their expertise in order to convert their visions into reality. They provide the necessary technologies, enable operation, prepare a market entry and support a sustainable value creation.
The network is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in the framework of the central innovation program for small and medium sized companies (Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand – ZiM) – cooperation networks. It is managed by the VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH.