The Center for Independent Living (CVI) assists dependent elderly and / or people with disabilities using supporting products and technology to improve the quality of life and facilitate autonomy and security in the home.
Project's main goal
We want to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of dependent people with disabilities and their families, in the area of Catalonia. We want to help people to a more independent life and to avoid family work overload with the implementation of support products, technology and the elimination of architectural barriers. Leading a more independent life, and/or avoid family work overload.
A valuable space
Configured as an accessible digital home, where an interdisciplinary team provides personalized assistance.
Regarding the promotion of personal autonomy in Catalonia. A place where support products are evaluated and presented to the public.
The CVI promotes multi-dimentional approach to promoting personal autonomy and universal accessibility.
At CVI you will find three different spaces
The Home area
This area reproduces the real environment of a home with all the usual dependencies and in which the person with personal autonomy problems can reproduce the different activities of their daily lives and experiment with the aviable technical aids.
Personalized Service Area
In this area our multidisciplinary team individually attend people who adress the Center of Independent Living in order to be able to know them, identify their needs and find the most appropiate solutions to enhance personal autonomy at their home.
Area for Research and Services
The Independent Living Center needs a supportive space, where we store products and develop research and innovation activities, which include the control of computer and domotic elements. The research area is coordinated by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.