The solution will be designed and developed as an operational infrastructure suitable to provide all the requested functionalities to enhance the quality of life of elderly people and improve their mobility. The operational infrastructure will be designed according to the abstract SOA model and the implementation of prototypes and the final system will be carried out by using self-standing components for the hardware platform and web-services and related technologies for the software architecture. This technological choice will allow for a high flexibility and re-usability of software and hardware components, concurrent development, and easy management of both the development process and the communication. The operational infrastructure will be the “glue” that will allow the proper and smooth functioning of the relevant technical modules in the solution: motivational and creative games engine, location/navigation personalised tools, Web2.0 tools for social inclusion and communication, multi-modal interaction, communication infrastructure.
The project aims to increase the mobility of the elderly, both in the vicinity of their home and on journeys. Currently elderly people often avoid leaving their home because they feel insecure outdoors. The lack of motion results in health problems like arthrosis, osteoporosis, amyotrophia and cardiovascular diseases, additionally to depression and possible cognitive disorders. SAFEMOVE aims at encouraging self-confidence in one’s abilities providing both home-based physical and cognitive training as well as relevant information and location-based aids during outdoor life activities.
Expected results and impact:
SAFEMOVE services will be conceived to give users the feeling of not being alone whenever they need any kind of help, while keeping control on decisions and responsible choices. Increased mobility, as well as enhanced healthiness and reduced social isolation, will be achieved through services made available by the project including a proper home-based physical/cognitive training support aimed at both enhancing the user’s capability of successfully handling new situations/tasks and enriching everyday’s life through an increased and conscious self-confidence.
|megatel GmbH||Business - Industry||Germany||www.megatel.de|
|Neusta Mobile Solutions GmbH||Business - SME||Germany||www.neusta-ms.de|
|InfoConsult GmbH||Business - SME||Germany||www.infoconsult.nu|
|Volkshilfe Oberösterreich||End User||Austria||www.volkshilfe-ooe.at|
|e-Learning Studios||SME||United Kingdom||www.e-learningstudios.com|
|Netural Communication||Business - SME||Austria||www.netural.com|
|e-learning knowledge Solutions LTD||Business - SME||Israel||www.e-learning.co.il|
Coordinator: megatel Informations – und Kommunikationssysteme GmbH
Duration: 36 Months
Starting Date: 01 July 2012
Total budget: 2.169.940 €
Public contribution: 1.160.221 €
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