In close collaboration with INTERDEM, Alzheimer Nederland and Alzheimer Europe, JAIN will organize the Worldwide JAIN Challenge on the 23rd, and the 24th of March 2022. The announcement of the winners will be on the 6th of April 2022.
The Worldwide JAIN Challenge (WJC 2022) is a public competition for developed or prototyped technical products and services based on Artificial Intelligence that support the quality of life and self-reliance of people with memory problems or dementia and their informal carers and that will support professionals and informal carers in providing optimal care for their loved ones.
The event is organized for people with memory problems or dementia, informal carers, healthcare professionals, and others interested in these topics.
The WJC 2022 is a competition in which an independent jury determines which will be the best technical prototype or fully-fledged product worldwide.
In daily life, the paths of informal carers and healthcare professionals do not often cross paths with those of designers and researchers in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
As JAIN, we believe that combining the knowledge of people with memory problems or dementia, informal carers and healthcare professionals can lead to improvements in healthcare. For instance, professionals can inform researchers about the real needed valuable additions to care. Conversely, researchers can offer healthcare professionals the possibilities to realize these needed valuable additions.
This is the main strength of the World JAIN Challenge: bringing all people involved together, from different countries, to form a worldwide learning community, in which we learn from each other and inspire each other. Together we can take innovative steps in healthcare and thereby improve the lives of people with dementia and their informal carers.