Copenhagen Municipality inaugurated Wednesday a new test center to develop welfare technology for the elderly.
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Copenhagen Municipality inaugurated Wednesday a new test center for welfare technology . The center will develop new technologies for the benefit of the elderly and health care. Living Lab Strandvejen is the name of the new test center for welfare technology, health and care Mayor of Copenhagen Ninna Thomsen (SF ) inaugurates today. At the test center, companies, researchers, older relatives and employees jointly develop new technologies to benefit older people both at home and abroad. “I have an ambition that Copenhagen citizens must have the best technologies, whether it ‘s about being able to achieve the most efficient training, get in the shower on your own or take in and remember the daily chores themselves.”
“With the center, we must develop unique solutions while being incubator for export successes in cooperation with companies, researchers and the elderly themselves,” says Ninna Thomsen.
Elders can cycle around the world – in Copenhagen
The new test center can be the first in the world to produce a series of SmartTouch exercise machines where users by means of an electronic bracelet can get the machines to adapt their training level. In connection with the inauguration, it will also be possible to see a test apartment in 3D format which will be ready for use this summer. At the same time there is the possibility for a walk in the dome – cycle engine, which via Google Street View provides older sense of realistic bike tours around the world.
Living Lab Strandvejen is the capital’s largest test center and the City of Copenhagen is investing 12 million kroner (about $2 million) in the project in the coming years.