3D4ELDERLY – New results achieved!

The partners of 3D4ELDERLY – “3D printing to create innovative learning pathways for caregivers and staff members dealing with people with Alzheimer and elderly people with dementia” – have produced new results!

The specific aims of the 3D4ELDERLY project are to create innovation learning pathways in order:

  • To prevent and awareness of Alzheimer and dementia and the early onset of the diseases.
  • To raise awareness and draw attention to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at local, national and international level.
  • To increase the quality of the educational and caregiving process of staff working with people with Alzheimer and elderly people with dementia.
  • To provide proper tools to caregivers and staff members.
  • To create an activity tool for local and Europe-wide usage to assist in the improvement of memory in Alzheimer’s patients and those with early onset dementia.
  • To increase the cooperation among European different entities working in field of disabilities, and technology development.
  • To develop and to promote competencies related to the technology for staff and organizations working with people with Alzheimer and elderly with dementia.
  • To promote a European up-skills pathway, carried out in different countries for using 3D Printing technology in different kind of work.
  • To increase the quality of the education of people with those diseases for basic skills important for their life.
  • To increase the quality of the technological knowledge of the partners involved and their stakeholders.
  • To promote a lifelong upgrade of competences by staff and educators working as in the health as in the technological field.

To achieve these goals, the consortium has defined several activities and results where is included a “Identification of 3D printing technologies to be used in Alzheimer and elderly context” document. The consortium of partners already has developed this document and it is downloadable in 5 different languages.

Please click on the language you are interested in to download the methodology:

ENGLISH
ITALIAN
LITHUANIAN
SPANISH
BULGARIAN

The document related with the 3D printing has as main aim to select the most suitable 3D printing technologies for performing the exercises for elderly people with Alzheimer disease, which they were selected by the 3D4elederly project partners.

In order to achieve this goal, it is necessary to present and characterize the main 3D technologies available on the market, taking into account, above all, the physical capabilities in terms of process, complexity, accuracy, but also price and, more importantly, speed.

The selection of the most appropriate technology for the exercises in the 3D4elderly project allowed the consortium of partners to develop a methodology for the implementation of 15 suitable 3D printing exercises and games for people with Alzheimer and elderly people with dementia. The methodology is downloadable in 5 different languages as well.

Please click on languages you are interested in to download the methodology:

ENGLISH
ITALIAN
LITHUANIAN
SPANISH
BULGARIAN

These exercises will help and support caregivers of older people to improve their quality of life and exercise different body skills: movement, orientation, memory, sight and so on.

To access the exercises, the consortium of partners is developing a platform where the 15 exercises can be downloaded free of charge. They will be modeled in 3D and then, through a gcode file, they will be tested with the 3D printer.

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