ASPACE (Training Centre for the Prevention of Dependence)
In 2016, an agreement between the Amancio Ortega Foundation and ASPACE Coruña allowed the Training Centre for the Prevention of Dependence to be created, whose objective is that the users of the entity (currently 110) come into contact with new technologies at the beginning of their schooling and that through them they experience more effective learning geared towards fostering independence in their adult lives. The training centre boasts technological devices (interactive whiteboards, computers, swivel arms, eye-tracking devices, projectors, software designed for people with motor difficulties, etc.) that work on sensory stimulation and encourage users to participate in group activities.
As an extension of this educational area and as part of the same project in collaboration with the Amancio Ortega Foundation, at its nursing home ASPACE has also created a pilot smart home to train adult users on how to use technology for the home applied to their needs and in a social area located in the day centre. The pilot home is 56 square meters and it is split into two areas: the kitchen/living room and the bedroom/bathroom. It is fully furnished with adapted appliances, a remote control system to control the environment (blinds, lights and doors), an accessible bathroom and a motorised bed, among other electronic systems. As for the social area, it is a space that includes a reception area, a cafeteria and a meeting point for families taken care of by the ASPACE users in order to strengthen their communication skills and encourage interpersonal relationships.