Real life care stories

Waag has published a booklet containing the stories of nine inhabitants and a member of the care staff of the rest homes run by AMSTA. The stories are based on interviews, researchers accompanying care staff for several days and short tests that were carried out within the Health-Lab project. This project aims to develop products and services that help elderly people to live independently for longer. This intensive contact with care home residents enabled a clear view of their day-to-day lives which yielded valuable insights. With this publication we would like to share these insights. 

The publication was written by Miriam Reitenbach and Marise Schot, the drawings come from Dick van Dijk. The booklet is available under a Creative Commons license. The Health-Lab project is a joint effort of Waag, AMSTA, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the University of Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam, and Amsterdam Innovation Motor.

The publication is available as pdf in English: