The project aims at optimizing a personalized human-robot interaction and tests its effectiveness in terms of a temporally flexible, situation-adapted and complementary support in the home care of people with dementia.

It comprises a robotic system that is linked to a psychosocial accompaniment of the users by specially trained companions. In this way, individualized functions can trigger activities that strengthen the self-efficacy of those affected and promote communication and participation, e.g. through social contacts. Targeted individual support also promotes communication between people with dementia and family caregivers.


Project partners

  • Project coordinator:
    Anasoft Technology AG, Bochum
  • Dt. Rotes Kreuz,
    Kreisverband Bochum e.V.
  • Matthies Spielprodukte GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg
  • Forschungsgesellschaft für Gerontologie e.V., Dortmund
  • FTK – Forschungsinstitut für Telekommunikation und
    Kooperation e. V., Dortmund
  • Hochschule Niederrhein, Krefeld
  • Hochschule für Gesundheit, Bochum
  • Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Kamp-Lintfort
  • Technische Universität Berlin

Contact at project management agency

Maxie Lutze

Project Link

More information about the project
RUBY Demenz can be found here.

On the BMBF website you will find a brief introduction to the project as well as an overview of all funded research projects.