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….).