Co-LIVING is based on an innovative Social Community network (SoCo-net), integrating different mobile wireless ICT based services addressing the elderly social interaction context categories of Care & Wellness, Guidance and Mobility monitoring.
The solution utilises and scales up the successfully developed IST FP6 mPower open source middleware platform to be applicable to the elderly social community interaction field, achieving thus the expected Co- LIVING time-to-market perspective of 2 to 3 years after the project end.
The Co-LIVING target group is the big group of healthy elderly or with light physical or psychological health problems who are self-supporting, able to move around, and can still contribute actively. They find pleasure in getting help or stimulation to be active in an outward environment.
The aim of choosing this specific target group is to prevent, or reduce the risk, that these people spend most of their time at home as they get older for a variety of accumulated (physical, psychological, psycho-social and cultural) reasons.
The main goal of the proposed project is the development of an ICT-based Virtual Collaborative Social Living Community for Elderly (Co-LIVING) people.
The solution will utilise and scale up the successfully developed FP6 mPower open source middleware platform to be applicable to the elderly social community interaction field. The Co-LIVING target group is the big group of healthy elderly or with light physical or psychological health problems who are self-supporting, able to move around, and can still contribute actively .
Two pilots, in the Netherlands and Norway, representing the two different use cases, will be carried out, in which the Co-LIVING solution will be assessed and validated by considering its social, economical and psychological dimensions.
Expected results and impact:
The approach used by Co-LIVING takes a proactive action providing a solution for elderly people at the very early stages of capabilities degradation, when they are still capable to have a non-assisted independent living.
The Co-LIVING solution contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the elderly care field by the:
- development of an innovative social community model;
- development of highly innovative ICT based services;
- creation of innovative knowledge in the area of personalised support for the elderly giving new insight in how integrated personalised ICT services can support day to day activities and improve quality of life for each one of the related stakeholders (that is, not only the elderly but also their families, friends, etc)
|Orbis Medical |
|End User||The |
|Philips Electronics |
|University of |
|Stiftelsen SINTEF||Research |
|Instituto Pedro |
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|Citard Services |
Coordinator: Orbis Medical and Healthcare Group, R. Beumers
Duration: 36 Months
Starting Date: October 13, 2010
Total budget: € 3.888.588
Public contribution: € 2.706.921
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