The EMERGE project aims to support the activities of daily living of elderly people with an innovative monitoring system. With the use of ambient and unobtrusive sensors EMERGE plans to monitor activity, location and vital data of elderly people and detect deviations from typical behavior. The project engineers a prototype that treats emergencies with stepwise assistance. More specifically, the three steps involved are:
* To provide proactive assistance to the elderly people themselves and then integrate friends, family or caregivers, if necessary
* To contact the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), in case the emergency situation can not be resolved, and provide information about the medical situation of the affected person
* To resolve the situation through the involvement of EMS who provide medical care, telemedicine counseling or send a rescue team.

More information can be found on the project website.