Mobility is defined as the ability of an individual to purposively move about her environment. Mobility limitations, or Reduced Mobility, are impairments in movement and affect between one third and one half of adults age 65 or older. Mobility is an important predictor of Quality of Life (QoL) among Elder Persons and a measure of successful aging [Ref].
Assistive Technologies (ATs) offers products, resources, methods, strategies, practices and services that promote the functionality of Persons with Reduced Mobility, aiming at their autonomy, independence, QoL and social inclusion. Its development and deployment can be considered an attempt to neutralize the barriers caused by the Reduced Mobility and related disability.
ERMAT is launched with the main objective of increasing the competences (attitudes, knowledge, skills) of Elder Persons with Reduced mobility (EPRM), Informal Caregivers and Professionals on the application of Assistive Technologies for improving their Quality of Life.