ACTIVE AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMME

ICT for ageing well.

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ELDER SPACES

ELDER SPACES

Overall, Elder-Spaces will make sure that the platform appeals to people who are not familiar with technology, without making users technophobes; on the contrary, Elder-Spaces will be proposed as a means to optimising the quality of life (e.g., more recreation opportunities, improved healthcare and better mobility).

 

In the Elder-Spaces world:

  • Applications are delivered in a human-centric manner;
  • Face-to-face contacts remain important and Elder-Spaces acts as a facilitator to such contact;
  • Working life is of primary importance, since it is a decisive factor affecting older people’s social life and Elder-Spaces acts as a facilitator and promoter of the “older worker” concept;
  • Elderly users participate in the evolution of the platform.
Objectives:

The main goal of the Elder-Spaces project is to introduce a radical shift on the way social networking is delivered to and used by older adults (typically healthy individuals aged 55+), with a view to stimulate seniors to join social networks and accordingly benefit in terms of their social activation, active living and overall quality of life.

 

To this end, Elder-Spaces will design a novel ICT based social networking platform (beyond existing networks for seniors) along with a range of applications that will be delivered over this platform.

Expected results and impact:

Elder-Spaces will provide a range of applications (over the project’s social networking platform) tailored to the needs of older user groups based on:

 

  1. Appropriate data sets, semantics and information;
  2. Customised social networking functionalities (based on the above datasets), such as groups, games and training programmes;
  3. Appropriate older people friendly user interfaces, such as ergonomic devices and interaction modalities;
  4. The business plan for the deployment of the Elder-Spaces applications will be developed at the end of the project.
Parnters:
ORGANISATIONTYPECOUNTRYWEBSITE
ΒΥΤΕ COMPUTER S.ASMEGreecehttp://www.byte.gr
ORIGO Ltd.IndustryHungaryhttp://www.origo.hu
Evangelische Stiftung Volmarstein, Forschungsinstitut Technologie und BehinderungSMEGermanyhttp://ftb-esv.de/
ANAPTYXIAKI ETAIREIA DIMOU TRIKKAION ANAPTYXIAKI ANONYMI ETAIREIA OTA - E-TRIKALA AESMEGreecehttp://www.e-trikala.gr/
Semmelweis UniversityIndustryHungaryhttp://www.semmelweis-univ.hu/
SingularLogic Information Systems & Software Applications S.A.End UserGreecehttp://www.singularlogic.eu/
Cybion SrlSMEItalyhttp://www.cybion.it/Monitoraggio-Web-Osservatorio.html

Coordinator: BYTE Computer S.A, Greece

Duration: 30 Months

Starting Date: 01 April 2011

Total budget: € 2.423.859

Public contribution: € 1.201.718

Contacts:

Nikolaos Bezerianos
Email: bezerianos@byte.gr
Kallirrois Str. 98, 117 41
Athens, Attica, Greece
Tel: +30 6978 238 648

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