ICT for ageing well.



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The project comprises entities from different sectors such as universities, telecare companies, food providers companies and ICT SMEs.

The technology that will be used in the DIET4Elders project will be classified according to the 3 main pillars of the app. For Data Monitoring and acquisition: RFID, Wireless sensor networks, etc. For Data Analysis: Ontologies, Data Mining, etc. For Older Adults ICT Services: Semantic, SOA, etc.

For a good evaluation of the proposed solution and in order to understand the real needs of older adults, DIET4Elders will count with a company that provides food services to older adults in their own homes and also to nursing, delivering meals to about 2000 older adults within the Galicia region, in the north of Spain.



The DIET4Elders system proposes the development of new older adults diet support service models which bring together the main factors responsible for establishing long term healthy feeding habits for older adults. Beneficiaries: (I) The nutritionists and clinicians – which will dynamically define and adjust the appropriate die. (II) Older adults – which will use the defined support services to self-manage their daily life activity of self-feeding. (III) Food providers – which will allow the automated selection and composition of their food so that the right combination of meals is delievered, fitting both the nutritionist recommended diet and the older adults’ preferences.

Expected results and impact:

The results of the project will be a set of tools (hardware and software) to monitor, advise, an provide services in daily activities of self-feeding, for older adults ranging from food delivery to nutrition counselling and guidance. DIET4Elders will bring quantitative, qualitative, social and economic successful results after putting the application on the market. The tools will considerably decrease older adults malnutrition cases, as well as the costs of Public Health for managing the malnutrition effects.

Tunstall Healthcare
Kings College LondonR&
Technical University of Cluj-NapocaR&

Coordinator: ISOIN

Duration: 36 Months

Starting Date: 01 July 2013

Total budget: 2.005.433,00 €

Public contribution: 1.324.701,60 €


Victor Sanchez
Phone: +34 954 21 90 13
Avda. Astronomía nº 1, Torre 4, 3ª planta. Torneo Parque Empresarial
41.015 SEVILLA (Spain)