A group of European researchers are working on a personal device called Nestore to help older people maintain their physical and mental health.
30 elderly Dutch people are taking part in testing the device. Nestore is dedicated to helping them organize healthy nutrition, social life and sports - that is, in what promotes an active, happy old age. The researchers' task is to find out how this system is acceptable and effective for older people.
Nestore accumulates a large amount of information. For example, one of its tasks is to find out what the user eats and how often he is in the kitchen. This is helped by a special sensor, which is attached to the refrigerator and records how many times and when its door was opened.
Summarizing the results of observations from several such sensors, the system will formulate individual recommendations for each user.