ICT for ageing well.



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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 well as possible, primary end-users, secondary end-users and 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:

  1. A business edition (for stationary care / assisted living / rehab.);
  2. A home edition (for ambulatory care / home care);
  3. 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 sets.


Tertianum StiftungR&DSwitzerland
European Academy of Bozen/BolzanoR&DItaly
Curena AGSMESwitzerland
Humanocare GmbHSMEAustria
Mieloo & Alexander B.V.SMEThe Netherlands
Odenwälder Kunststoffwerke Gehäusesysteme GmbHSMEGermany
RF-Embedded GmbHSMEGermany
Privatklinik Villa Melitta – Casa Di CuraSMEItaly

Coordinator: University of Innsbruck Department for Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism, Austria

Duration: 24 Months

Starting Date: 01 July 2011

Total budget: € 1.741.213

Public contribution: NN


Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Kurt Promberger

Mag. Dr. Felix Piazolo

University of Innsbruck
Department for Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism
Universitätsstraße 15
A-6020 Innsbruck