ACTIVE AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMME

ICT for ageing well.

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HEAR ME FEEL ME

HEAR ME FEEL ME

The HearMeFeelMe project aims at developing ICT-based systems that provide elderly people with visual impairments, an easy, simple and intuitive way to access information and digital services in their home environment, allowing them to (1) have equal opportunities to participate in all aspects of the society, (2) maintain their independency, avoiding dependency on others in order to access information and services, and (3) improve the quality of life and individual wellbeing of the elderly.

The HearMeFeelMe project deals with the chronic condition of vision impairment. There are promising possibilities to support the visually impaired elderly to better manage their everyday lives with the help of modern information and communication technology. HMFM explores the possibilities for improving the quality of life by providing mobile service access for the visually impaired elderly, using services related to medication and medicine related information and services.

Objectives:

Innovative ICT services and systems will be developed using a low-cost infrastructure based on RFID based NFC tags

  • The user can use a non-discriminating device which is familiar for them, such as their own mobile phone to access the services provided;
  • The proposed scenarios will help elderly people with visual handicaps in medication management;

There is a tight involvement of end-users organisations throughout the process. Scenarios cover the whole service chain from the pharmacy to the end-user.

Expected results and impact:

TECHNOLOGY

Development of haptic and audio user interfaces to support accessing and consuming medication management services and content.

SERVICES

Using digital service access points for accessing services and information available in the everyday environment of the elderly users with vision impairment.

METHODOLOGY

Creating frameworks for evaluation of value creation of digital services especially in the domain of elderly care and supporting the lives of elderly users.

Parnters:

HEAR ME FEEL ME

ORGANISATIONTYPECOUNTRYWEBSITE
VTTR&DFinlandwww.vtt.fi
FFVIEnd-usersFinlandwww.nkl.fi
Caritas FoundationEnd-usersFinlandwww.caritas-saatio.fi
Oulun 6. Jousten ApteekkiBusinessFinland
Top TunnisteBusiness, SMEFinlandwww.toptunniste.fi
TecnaliaR&DSpainwww.tecnalia.info
National Center for Scientific Research ”Demokritos”R&DGreecewww.demokritos.gr

Coordinator: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Duration: 29 Months

Starting Date: 01 July 2012

Total budget: € 1.600.000

Public contribution: € 1.200.000

Contacts:

Minna Isomursu
minna.isomursu@vtt.fi
+358 40 8433 871
VTT, Kaitoväylä 1, 90571 OULU
Finland