The baseline activity around which MEDiATE is designed and deployed is a multi-functional and multi-role support to the requirement of the information circulation and coordination between the elderly and their informal network, as well as between the informal and the formal network. The fundamental originality of MEDiATE is to build upon the multi-talent openness, initiatives and active implication of all informal stakeholders, in the design, testing and dissemination of both the formal and more informal services. This aims basically at enriching the overall supportive capability to the elderly, in particular reinforcing the linkage between the social and medical strands of the care delivered, providing only the required information to the proper stakeholders. MEDiATE is a solution which is independent from any specific technology. It leaves room for the integration of other similar platforms or technological as well as service delivery evolutions in the future. To design such a system, a user-centred approach is in the heart of the development.


MEDiATE objective is to design, build and experiment a multi-stakeholder communication and organisational solution, providing a service environment in support of the elderly‘s care-givers and more broadly of all functional needs taking place within their social environment that has to be facilitated and coordinated. MEDiATE focuses on the role of and support given to the informal network, aiming at enhancing the capacities of each ones of its members, regarding their possible complementary role with the elderly’s formal network, or the emergence of new services they can bring up.

Expected results and impact

MEDiATE will produce an ICT based solution that will support the elderly’s informal network, for direct social communications and service coordination between the elderly and their network, and also between the informal and the formal network, providing the existing platforms and caring configurations with an additional layer of capabilities (software middleware solution). Autonomy at home, when still possible and acceptable for the elderly and even considering different profiles and deficits, is reinforced making MEDiATE an overall capacity building framework.


Partners involved in the MEDiATE project

Organization Type Country Website
CRP Henri Tudor R&D Luxembourg
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne R&D Switzerland
Camera Contact SME France
Fondation Suisse pour les Téléthèses End User Switzerland
Pôle de Gérontologie Interrégional Bourgogne Franche-Comté End User France
SIVECO Large Industry Romania
G4S Security Solutions S.à.r.l. Large Industry Luxembourg
Dessine-Moi Mon Répit End User France
  • Project name: Collaborative and interMEdiating solution for managing Daily Activities for The Elderly at home
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  • Coordinator: Public Research Centre Henri TUDOR
  • Duration: 24 Months
  • Starting Date: 01.06.2013
  • Total budget: € 2.799.694
  • Public contribution: € 1.578.177


Dr. Djamel Khadraoui


T.: 00 352 / 42 59 91 2286,

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