The project develop an advanced technological software platform that monitors elderlies’ behaviour through appropriate sensors and adaptively renders health-related information and suggestions on various devices existing at home through intuitive user interfaces. The authoring environment exploit a model-based approach to provide innovative solutions anticipating elderly needs, and dynamically adapting to changes in contexts of use. We envisage applying these concepts in a set of care applications, namely remote assistance, medication monitoring and rehabilitation physiotherapy, in order to validate the results in a realistic settings and to show their generality.

These services enable users to receive personalised assistance directly in their own homes, using web technologies, with the goal to improve quality of life and decrease healthcare delivery cost.  End users will be involved from the beginning of the project through focus groups and interviews in order to collect their requirements and early feedback.


The main goal of the PersonAAL project is to extend the time older people can live in their home environment, increasing their autonomy and assisting them in carrying out activities of daily living by means of intelligent and intuitive web applications.

The project will provide an authoring environment and a run-time support to facilitate the development of accessible and personalised applications and adapt previously authored care applications to elderly users, their changing abilities, their environment and device features. Moreover this platform will be used to personalise a set of care applications.

Expected results and impact

The achievements of this project will be a platform for adaptation and end user development as well as three applications that are expected to substantially reduce the reliance on healthcare professionals by elderly persons. These applications include self-management features, (A) facilitating the use of these solutions by elderly, and (B) incorporating personalisation technology to enable the exact matching of specific features with the capabilities of the user. Potential external target organisations include assistive technology vendors, care givers organisations and health centres interested in offering improved services.


Partners involved in the PersonAAL project

Organization Type Country Website
Santer Reply SpA Large Industry Italy
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche R&D Italy
Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa R&D Portugal
Plux Wireless Biosignals SA SME Portugal
IBM Norway Large Industry Norway
Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital End User Norway
Università della Svizzera Italiana R&D Switzerland
terzStiftung End User Switzerland
  • Project name: PersonAAL – Personalized web applications to improve quality of life and remote care for older adults
  • Website:
  • CoordinatorSanter Reply S.p.A.
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Starting Date: 01.10.2015
  • Total budget: € 3.100.000,00
  • Public contribution: € 1.700.000,00


Cristina Chesta


Phone: +39 011 291 1233

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