ICT for ageing well.



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CogniWin will primarily help older adults adapt cognitively with their tasks based on information collected implicitly through their interactions with the system (intelligent mouse interactions, eye tracking, navigation clicks) as well as explicitly provided personal and cognitive characteristics (e.g., well being issues, cognitive processing abilities). The Adaptive Support and Learning Assistant is a new mean for learning offered to the older adult workforce. Furthermore, CogniWin provides a smart advising tool delivering to the older adults personalized well-being guidance to improve their occupational lifestyle. The advisor considers personal well-being characteristics, and also light age related cognitive and physical limitations, like getting tired more easily. The CogniWin test-phase will involve two test beds for a total of 70 end users working in a highly computerized environment and who are dealing with complex tasks on a daily basis. The system is configured to be multilingual and to be adaptable to different IT environments.


The CogniWin system is an easy to download and to install software; making use of an intelligent mouse and an eye tracker, providing services for both (older) adults at work and the organizations employing them. CogniWin will be equipped with personalized and adaptable interfaces considering the cognitive characteristics of the older adults while considering the cognitive factors that affect user interactions (e.g., present information in a diagrammatic representation in case a user processes graphical information more efficiently.

Expected results and impact:

The solution improves the older adults efficiency and effectiveness at work through a series of assistive software (assistance for learning, well-being advisor) and monitoring hardware (intelligent mouse equipped with sensors, eye tracking system). The system supports the older adults to overcome potential ageing related cognitive degradations and the gradual decreasing of their memory (fluid and working) and cognitive capabilities. At the same time, CogniWin helps older adults increase their learning abilities which results in a better acceptance of organizational and infrastructural change.

University of GenevaR&
Citard Services LtdSMECyprus
Orbis Medical and HealthcaregroupEnd-usersThe Netherlands
Microsoft Language Development CenterLarge EnterprisePortugal
Austrian Institute of Technology GmbHR&DAustria
Pedro Nunes InstituteR&DPortugal
ArgYou LtdEnd-usersSwitzerland
Ingenieria y Soluciones Informaticas S.LSMESpain

Coordinator: Institute of Services Sciences, University of Geneva

Duration: 30 Months

Starting Date: 01 May 2014

Total budget: 3,639,208.56 Euro

Public contribution: 2,244,997.00 Euro


Prof. Dimitri Konstantas
+41 22 379 0237