Target groups: Independent older people with no severe illnesses or disabilities, but not excluding elderly with some mobility impairments or mild cognitive limitations.

To assure the success of the development of the project, the users opinion and point of view will be taken always into account, starting from the investigation of the state of the art of the involved technologies and their perception, going through the design and development of the different modules of the solution, and finishing with the trials phase to be performed in their homes.

Technology to be employed: The envisioned ChefMySelf system can be divided into three main components – Cloud Services, User Interface and Food Processor – each interacting with each over a set of secure, open and standardised interfaces. The proposed system will follow the cloud computing paradigm, ensuring security, scalability and reliability.

Pilots: To perform the usability test the system will be setup and demonstrated by the participating organisations at selected pilot sites (2 sites are foreseen: Italy and The Netherlands).

Business model: We thing that the business strategy should be focused on the elder people collectivities. So strategy will be based on TWO PHASES: 1) Promote the product knowledge and Sales on specialised retailers; 2) (Once the market becomes animated, the consumers talk about this product excellence…, we will be prepared for this Phase 2) Broad advertisement and sales on the traditional household appliances stores and retailers (Carrefour, Mediamarkt….).


ChefMySelf project main goal is to develop a customisable and extensible (ICT) service ecosystem built around an automatic cooking solution to support older people in preparing meals and maintaining healthy eating habits. A food processor with an accessible interface, specially tailored for the elderly, will encourage them to self-care, accordingly to their particular nutrition requirements, and a social network focused on the topic of healthy ageing and eating, will become a tool to motivate them to be active and maintaining existing social relationships and creating new ones.

Expected results and impact

ChefMySelf will support elderly in developing culturally appropriate guidelines for healthy eating, contributing to reduce risk factors associated with major diseases and increase factors that protect health throughout the life course .

The solution proposed by ChefMySelf Project is going to be applicable all around Europe and will be culturally appropriate and adapted to the user tastes. So solution will feed needs of one of the most increasing collectives of Europe: health elderly people living alone.


Partners involved in the ChefMySelf project

Organization Type Country Website
Fundación Cetemmsa R&D Spain
Istituto Nazionale di Ricovero e Cura per Anziani End User Italy
POLNE, S.L (Taurus Group) Large Industry Spain
Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research R&D Portugal
Unie KBO End User Netherlands
ASM Market Research and Analysis Centre Ltd. SME Poland
ME.TE.DA. s.r.l. SME Italy
  • Project name: Assistance solution for improving cooking skills and nutritional knowledge for independent elders
  • Website:
  • Coordinator: Fundación Cetemmsa
  • Duration: 24 Months
  • Starting Date: 01.06.2013
  • Total budget: € 1.696.215,40
  • Public contribution: € 1.085.108,80


Ana Villacampa


T.: +34 937419100

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