CoachMyLife targets mainly older people to help them to perform activities of the daily living but also to reduce/stabilise memory impairment. By using a smartwatch and localization Bluetooth beacons, we are able to infer the activity that is being performed, through machine learning. Finally, activity steps reminder will be displayed on screens. End-users (both people with memory impairment or not) will help us in the design of the whole solution to meet the usability and accessibility requirements. At least 2 cycle of feedbacks will organised the first year. Psychosocial feedbacks will be gathered from informal caregivers, to measure effects on their burden. Formal carers will be frequently consulted to explore and validate new value proposition. The solution will be tested during 2 pilot studies, in Switzerland and Romania, by installing specific sensors package in the private living space of participants. Social workers and GP’s will be involved to gather informal feedbacks. Pharmacies are the main stream to sell the solution to older people.


People living at home and suffering from memory impairment are less and less able to accomplish their daily life activities. They could use a lot of sticky notes or digital reminders, but these are static and non-evolving notes. The project proposes a sophisticated digital memory aid, depending on user’s context. Using different sensors placed strategically at home, notes are prompt on a screen depending on the activity and user’s profile. Using errorless training, the display of task steps is adapted to train people’s  memory and so to limit memory impairment progression.

Expected results and impact:

  • Improved quality of life using QOL-AD and WHOQOL-OLD questionnaires
  • Increased independence using ADCS-MCI-ADL and ABDEL questionnaires
  • Smaller burden for informal carers using Zarit Burden Interview
  • From prototype to market ready solution within a year after project end
  • Year 2 of market: 450 sales in Switzerland and 2000 sales across Europe
  • The system will pay for itself in terms of reduced care costs after less than 2 years of use


Partners involved in the project

Organization Type Country Website
Pharmacie Principale SME/User Switzerland
University of Geneva R&D Switzerland
terzStiftung User Switzerland
Eurotronik Kranj d. o. o. SME Slovenia
Jožef Stefan Institute R&D Slovenia
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy User Romania
  • Project name: CoachMyLife
  • Website:
  • Coordinator: Pharmacie Principale
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Starting date: 01/07/2019
  • Total budget: € 2.700.000
  • Public contribution: € 1.600.000


Jean-Philippe de Toledo


T.: +41 79 370 45 05






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