The Go-myLife project has three main objectives:
- A platform built around the needs of elderly people
Conventional online social networks were started with young people in mind and have only slowly expanded to include older demographics.
- A platform fully integrated with mainstream on-line social networks
Older people are keen to maintain contact with the different generations of their family.
- A platform based on mobility and location awareness
It is important for older people to be supported not only in their homes, but also while they are out and about.
Expected results and impact
The Go-MyLife platform will have significant impact in improving the quality of life of older people. We see several areas of benefit, from helping some older people to take their first steps onto the internet and online social networking, to enabling other, more experienced internet users, to use the platform to more easily and confidently express their thoughts and ideas and to engage with mainstream discussion and debate. The fact that the platform will be optimised for smartphone use will help older people feel more confident and secure while out and about, knowing that they are “carrying their social network with them”.
Project name: Going on line: my social Life
Coordinator: ATOS Origin (Spain)
Duration: 30 Months
Starting Date: July 1, 2010
Total budget: € 2.400.000
Public contribution: € 1.500.000