Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Using Current Technology
INDUCT is aimed at developing a multi-disciplinary, inter-sectorial educational research framework for Europe to improve technology and care for people with dementia, and to provide the evidence to show how technology can improve the lives of people with dementia.
The INDUCT (Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Utilising Current Technology) network is an interdisciplinary, inter-sectorial, and international consortium involving eight countries, four international organisations, key sectors and the right range of disciplines. It comprises seven world-leading research organisations plus IDES, an enterprise for technology, research and care, as well as eight partner organisations including the World Health Organisation, Alzheimer Europe, Alzheimer’s Disease International, the World Occupational Therapists Federation, two other major universities and three other enterprises. INDUCT works with INTERDEM, a large international collaboration enabling training and development opportunities for all grades of researcher from PhD students to senior academics to develop capacity for future research in dementia care.
The overarching research goal of the INDUCT project is to improve of the usability of technology in dementia care by evaluating its effectiveness and implementation issues. A total of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be hosted across the network and will work in research, a network-wide training program, public engagement activities and collaboration with network partners through short-term secondments in European industrial/academic partner laboratories. Candidates interested in more than one position need to apply separately to each centre hosting ESRs and a final decision will be taken together on the day of the interview.
Details of all INDUCT ESR projects can be found at dementiainduct.eu.
Best practice guidance: Human interaction with technology in dementia
Recommendations based on the research conducted in the Marie Sklodowska Curie International Training Network INDUCT