iCan is about assisting the everyday life of senior adults. An online platform and application that focuses on intriguing seniors to occupy themselves with something that will help them remain active and self-assisted. iCan uses approachable technology, appealing to the average person of older age. The platform will be accompanied by a smart watch that will be wirelessly connected to the platform, measuring various biometrics and dynamically informing the wearer, as well as the platform and connected people such as family and doctors, for certain conditions and anomalies that may occur to the user. Home deliveries of various kinds such as medicines or other goods, a service through which someone may offer to provide escorting to seniors, taxis for people with disabilities and smart gaming with a connected simplistic networking environment are among the features that make iCan unique. End-users of various backgrounds will help forming the real extend of those features while developing the platform.
iCan integrates many features and services useful for the senior’s everyday life, making it simpler and more comfortable. We will create a holistic platform that is specially focused in being easy to be used by senior adults, keeping an appealing and user friendly interface. Most ICT-based projects that concern seniors, what is missing is the motivation given to them in order to occupy themselves with the solution. iCan focuses in this field, trying to make seniors want to use our solution, by features like smart gaming that connect them with their children and grand-children.
Expected Results and Impact:
The iCan project aims to:
a) Involve a significant size of different end-user categories in order to obtain comprehensive feedback on system development;
b) Obtain measurable results on the benefits of the iCan system on users’ life (e.g., independence, feelings of safety, etc.);
c) Develop and integrate multiple services in a user-friendly platform including wearables;
d) Go to market at 1-2 years after project completion;
e) Exploit all project results according to business plans and IPR agreement.
Partners involved in the project
|AGECARE (CYPRUS) LTD||End Users||Cyprus||www.materia.com.cy/index.php/en/|
|Innovatekbi Krea SL||SME||Spain|
|Bluepoint Consulting SRL||SME||Romania||www.bluepoint-it.ro/|
|Ana Aslan International Foundation||End Users||Romania||www.anaaslanacademy.ro/|
- Project name: ICT-based assistant for everyday life – iCan
- Coordinator: GeoImaging Ltd
- Duration: 30 months
- Starting date: 04/2020
- Total budget: € 1.100.000
- Public contribution: € 810.000