Vilans participates in the European AAL Free Walker project. Elopement and becoming lost are serious and costly public safety problems that will even worsen in the future as the incidence of dementia increases unless the public is better educated about dementia and persons with dementia become better integrated into our society. FreeWalker technologies enable persons with cognitive difficulties to continue moving freely outdoors. They can continue to leave their homes and be active outside with FreeWalker functioning as a safety net in the background. The FreeWalker System will use GPS localisation and take into account the information of the daily schedule and habits of the person to understand where the person is going. If there are indications for getting lost or disoriented different counter measures and help will be initiated.
FreeWalker will integrate market-ready components of MOPAS (localisation), HappyWalker (navigation) and CareCenter Software (emergency database) and from running AAL project DayGuide (a guide through problematic tasks of daily live.