Duration: 2013 – ongoing

Project Description:

The DementiaLab (Het dementielab) designs and shares low-tech tools which assist a person with dementia to live longer and in a qualitative manner in the home environment. The DementiaLab works from the principles of participatory design: designers/researchers/developers work in close collaboration with the person with dementia, the family, a caregiver,… to design the low-tech tools in such a way that it is aesthetically pleasing, functional and integrates perfectly in the daily life. All designed low tech tools will be shared via an online platform and a toolkit to design together with persons with dementia will be created.

Website: Dementielab website and Dementialab website

Team members from CUO | Social Spaces:
Andrea Wilkinson, Niels Hendriks

Project partners:
Innovation & Design Euregio
VZW Trento
WZC Toermalien
POM Limburg
Psychiatrische Kliniek Alexianen



Hendriks, N., Truyen, F., Duval, E. (2013). Designing with dementia: guidelines for participatory design together with persons with dementia. INTERACT13: Human-Computer Interaction: Vol. 8117. INTERACT13: IFIP TC 13 International Conference. Cape Town, South Africa, 2-6 September 2013 (pp. 649-666) Springer.

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