The elderly will increasingly look for useful, userfriendly and personalised ICT services that add value to their active and mobile life and that can help them to stay active despite various impairments. Users are involved throughout the process. User requirements have been elicited from three countries, Norway, Spain and Romania, Two innovative services are provided for the advancements of older people’s independence and mobility in daily life, including, in particular, transportation and travel. The means it is instantiated by a personal agent on the smartphone, which provides a help-on-demand service. This service offers relevant, accessible, and usable content upon request, in the form of multimodal and personalised instruction and guidance, enabling people to help themeselves. The main target group of the MobileSage service is elderly persons with or without disabilities (motor, perception, cogntition), MobileSage also enables and promotes the users’ own generation of such help providing accessible and usable content.
The objective of MobileSage is to provide elderly people with context-sensitive, personalised and location-sensitive tools which allow them to carry out and solve everyday tasks and problems when and where they occur, “just-in-time”. Modern elderly people live longer, are healthier, more active, mobile, independent and more demanding customers than ever before. They will increasingly look for useful, user-friendly and personalised ICT services that add value to their active and mobile life and that can help them to stay active despite various impairments. Here MobileSage provides a timely approach and solution.
Expected results and impact:
The MobileSage services wil considerably ease the understanding of everyday devices and machines and increase the independence of primary end-users by providing help for self-help and stimulate their own problem solving skills in everyday life. It will also lighten the burden for family members, care persons, and other secondary end-users as the primary end-user will be enabled to solve daily challenges in an independent manner. Also, NGOs for the elderly are likely to find the services valuable and useful.
|Norwegian Computing Center (Coordinator)||R&D||Norway||www.nr.no|
|University of Ulster|
|Telefonica I & D|
(Telefonica Investigación y Desarrollo)
|Ana Aslan Interntional Foundation||R&D||Romania||www.brainaging.ro|
Coordinator: Norwegian Computing Center
Duration: 30 Months
Starting Date: July 7, 2011
Total budget: 2 398 645,00 Euros
Public contribution: 1 242 822 Euros
PO Box 114