• Hello CARU, Centrale: My window's stuck and I can't close it.

    Voice-activated communication with the nursing home
  • Hello CARU: What is the arrival time of Mrs. Müller?

    Voice-controlled query of nursing appointments
  • Hello CARU, memo: Order new hygienic wipes.

    Voice-activated assistance for caregivers

We create solutions for an ageing society by focusing on what people need and harnessing the state of the art in science and technology.

CARUcares is a collaborative project with funding from the AAL programme. The objective is to set new standards in the AgeTech sector. Within the framework of this research project, we will enhance CARU's functionalities. CARU is a digital flatmate that helps people in need of care to lead more independent, autonomous lives.
Until mid 2022, we will work to find answers to the following key questions: how can we use technical assistants to help meet the daily needs of both people who need care and their relatives, carers, and nurses? How can we increase opportunities for communication? How can we ensure that our system is linked up to the systems used in the professional care and emergency call sectors?


CARU operates in a sensitive environment. Finding the right balance between functionality, trust, a feeling of security, and privacy is absolutely key to the acceptance of this product.


We put the user at the heart of our design process. Together we develop new functions and test them on a large number of users. The resulting findings will be scientifically analysed and channelled di-rectly into the development process. This integrative approach will ensure both a high level of ac-ceptance and the greatest possible added value for our target groups.


Here at CARUcares, we combine communication and assistance functions using the most natural form of operation known to humans: language. Unlike similar systems that are already available on the market, we ensure a high level of data protection with regard to voice processing and the responsible handling of personal data.

Voice-controlled documentation for caregivers and nurses

Acoustic information about caregivers' and nurses' arrival times

New ways for caregivers and nurses to communicate with their clients

The Project

CARUcares is a collaborative AAL programme project that brings together eight competent partners from three countries.

CARUcares is a three-year research project that seeks to build on existing knowledge. Our objective is to further improve CARU, thereby accelerating its entry to the B2C market and stepping up its internationalisation.
We are a project consortium of eight renowned partners from three different countries. Together, we want to have a positive and sustainable influence on the lives of over 3 million elderly people in need of care.