The 2PCS solution is based on a unique combination of innovative software features and a mixture of state of the art technologies aligned to a life-phase oriented business process logic. A modular approach allows for individual customisation and thus personalised and adjusted services for end-users. Depending on the end-users’ needs, all features and services can be activated as well as deactivated by the user or by an entitled secondary end-user. In Order to ensure that the 2PCS solution addresses the life-phase challenges as good as possible, primary end-users, secondary end-users as well as tertiary end-users are integrated into the development process of services and functions. Next to a set of research activities various end-user-groups will be able to participate in idea gathering, defining requirements, use cases, innovation processes and pilots aligned to various life-phases. Regardless of age-groups, the solution is targeted at various user groups who need functions and services based on their distinct life-phases, challenges and needs.


The goal is to develop an attractive, intelligent, demand oriented and age-independent personal protection and caring system (2PCS device and infrastructure) without stigmatisation, restriction of freedom and permanent monitoring. The aim of the project is to improve the mobility, the information accessibility and the subjective as well as objective safety of elderly people. Another goal of the 2PCS system is to reduce the emotional and psychological burden for care persons as well as for family members and to improve mobility, safety and freedom along all relevant life-phases.


Expected results and impact

By empowering primary end-users 2PCS helps to overcome subjective insecurity, individual fears, disorientation, lack of relevant local based information and lack of communication abilities. 2PCS is adaptable to each person´s individual life-phase and provides three basic solutions:

  • A business edition (for stationary care / assisted living / rehab.);
  • A home edition (for ambulatory care / home care);
  • A private edition (for leisure, travel and sports). The consortium has developed KPIs for the addressed solutions to focus on and monitor the qualitative, quantitative and economic criteria set.


Partners involved in the 2PCS project

Organization Type Country Website
Tertianum Stiftung R&D Switzerland www.stiftung.tertianum.ch
European Academy of Bozen/ Bolzano R&D Italy www.eurac.edu
Curena AG SME Switzerland www.curena.ch
Humanocare GmbH SME Austria www.humanocare.at
Mieloo & Alexander B.V. SME Netherlands www.mielooandalexander.com
Odenwälder Kunststoffwerke Gehäusesysteme GmbH SME Germany www.okw.com
RF-Embedded GmbH SME Germany www.rf-embedded.eu
Privatklinik Villa Melitta – Casa Di Cura SME Italy www.villamelitta.it
  • Project name: Personal Protection and Caring System – 2PCS
  • Website: www.2pcs.eu
  • Coordinator: University of Innsbruck Department for Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism, Austria
  • Duration: 24 Months
  • Starting Date: 01.07.2011
  • Total budget: € 1.741.213
  • Public contribution: € 1.114.679


Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Kurt Promberger

E.: kurt.promberger@uibk.ac.at

T.: +43-512-507-7600

Mag. Dr. Felix Piazolo

E.: felix.piazolo@uibk.ac.at


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