Future care in the Netherlands

Smart Homes organised 3 workshops on “Future Care” in its so-called Smartest House of the Netherlands. Small groups were invited to discuss about current care trends to investigate whether the market is ready for innovation in care delivery. Consequently, the Geldrop systems and services were explained. Together with the participants the Independent program was evaluated with respect to promising features, possible improvements and future exploitation planning.

The groups consisted out of health care insurers, care professionals, technology providers, system integrators, researchers, service providers, policy makers, and so on. The diverse background of workshop participants, their field experience and their view on care and technology resulted in lively and interesting discussions. Outcomes from these workshops will be used to frame the guidelines for integrated eCare, and to set up the exploitation workshops in the various pilot countries.