GEKKO is one of the five projects in healthcare, which received a research grant by the Flemish Government for the period 2014 and 2015. It is a collaboration among the Senior Home Woonzorgcentrum Ter Caele ,  Xetal nv and the Expertise Centre for Psychological Wellbeing of Karel de Grote Hogeschool Antwerpen.

The Gekko project is a core element of a longer term social project aiming at implementing a reference ‘A fixation free residential care center ” for Belgium. One that quickly meets a crisis or problem situation. Originally it was planned that the team only problems of fixation would address, but in the meantime it is extended to other difficult situations, such as a conflict with family or a case of food refusal.

Project presentation

The GEKKO project has received a lot of attention from traditional media in Flanders for its ambitious goals aiming at improving quality of life for senior. See a short presentation video here (in Dutch).

XETAL Contribution

Being capable to monitor when  person is in need, is the key to improve quality of life in professional and home care without the need for solution that fixate the person to a bed or a chair. Therefore, Xetal kinsei has been used as monitoring system for people suffering from extreme form of dementia as a replacement for bed and chair fixation.

MoCa IN ACTION

See how kinsei has been used at the Senior Home Woonzorgcentrum Ter Caele during the time of the Gekko project.

Availability

MoCa is available only in Belgium under as rental directly from Xetal and until summer 2016.