ACTIVE AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMME

ICT for ageing well.

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HAPPY AGEING

HAPPY AGEING

The HAPPY AGEING system will be composed of three main modules:

  • a lifestyle monitor, able to record main activities taking place in the home and compare them with habits of the monitored subject;
  • a navigation assistant to support the user in moving in a close environment;
  • a personal assistant characterised by two main groups of functions:
  1. support in reminding or performing actions;
  2. support in searching for personal objects such as spectacles or keys all around the house.

End-users, their families and carers constitute the core of the project: their needs and expectations will drive every design and development phases and will be completely assessed in the final pilot phase. The end-users involvement will be completed by a field trial on 15 older persons, in three countries (IT, HU, NL), including the analysis of the technical achievements/requirements, acceptance and usability of the prototypes, ergonomics and psychological aspects, and data for the Cost Benefit Analysis.

Objectives:

The Happy Ageing project objectives are:

  1. to prevent the incidence of chronic conditions  and to manage such conditions when present, supporting independent living;
  2. to develop and integrate a customisable system matching the demand for technology by the elderly with current market supply;
  3. to directly involve the end-user in the development phase, assessing the user’s expectations and needs, ensuring user acceptance of the new system;
  4. to stimulate business innovation and create market opportunities to distribute and sell HAPPY AGEING devices.
Expected results and impact:

There is a considerable scope for the development and application of assistive technology, to equip homes of older people to make sure support care, either self-care or by others is provided. HAPPY AGEING will stress this issue, trying to reduce the costs for caring with a lesser use of institutes and to strengthen the position of older persons as active consumers, making their individual demands clearer by a deep analysis of users’ needs.

Parnters:

HAPPY AGEING

ORGANISATIONTYPECOUNTRYWEBSITE
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI
RIPOSO E CURA PER
ANZIANI V.E. II (INRCA)
Research
organisation
Italyhttp://www.inrca.it/INRCA/home.asp
FUNDACIÓ PRIVADA
CETEMMSA (CETEMMSA)
Research
organisation
Spainhttp://www.cetemmsa.com/
SPEED AUTOMAZIONE Srl
(SPD)
CompanyItalyhttp://www.speedautomazi/
GLOBAL SECURITY
INTELLIGENCE LIMITED
(GSI)
SME, BusinessUnited
Kingdom
http://globalseci.com/
AB.ACUS Srl (ABACUS)SMEItalyhttp://www.ab-acus.com/
INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY,
HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF
SCIENCES (ISO)
Research
organisation
Hungaryhttp://socorg.socio/
ASSOCIATION OF
CATHOLIC
ORGANIZATIONS OF
SENIOR CITIZENS
(UNIEKBO)
End-userThe
Netherlands
http://www.uniekbo.nl/

Coordinator: INRCA, Italy

Duration: 28 Months

Starting Date: 01 April 2009

Total budget: € 1.673.779

Public contribution: € 986.153

Contacts:

Dr. Fiorella Marcellini
f.marcellini@inrca.it
0039 071 800 4788
INRCA (National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing)
Via Santa Margherita, 5
60124 Ancona
Italy

http://happyageing.info/