Sonopa LogoSONOPA employs a set of available ICT technologies to develop an end-to-end solution for stimulating and supporting activities at home. Reminders and recommendations come through personalised easy-to-use wall displays placed at the user’s home. SONOPA employs data analysis techniques to derive a model for the wellness of the user along four dimensions: social, nutrition, leisure habits and mobility. Technologies include: (i) measurement systems that monitor and register the activities of the user at home and with their peers, (ii) behaviour modelling and user profiling techniques, delivering a pattern of the user’s activities over time by analysing and summarising the large sensory data and registered logs; and (iii) a user interface providing personalised recommendations and reminders, encouraging activities to the user. End users from 3 countries will be involved in designing and testing Sonopa during the entire project life cycle.


Collected data enables the system to track variations in the daily activities over time in order to detect the right time to provide a recommendation. This allows for timely access to quantitative data from the user and allows the activation of individual and social recommendations. The offered recommendations can be in the form of suggesting individual activities at home, such as preparing meals or social interactions with peers.

Expected results and impact

The goals of the project are in line with the goals of the end-user organisations. Each organisation is expected to agree on an expected outcome with their end-users and work with them to achieve this. The ideal goal is that the individual end-user will develop an increased personal confidence and competency from using the system and recognise it as a user-friendly and easy-to-use technology device with flexible features. It is expected that end-user organisations working on the project will continue to suggest features that can further enhance the service.


Partners involved in the SONOPA project

Organization Type Country Website
Docobo R&D United Kingdom
Saxion University of Applied Sciences R&D The Netherlands
Smart Signs R&D The Netherlands
University of Deusto SME Spain
SpringTechno SME Germany
Blue Danube Robotic SME Austria
E-seniors SME France
Camera-Contact R&D France
The Christelijke Mutualiteit SME / End User Belgium
iMinds/Ghent University SME Belgium
  • Project name: SOcial Networks for Older adults to Promote an Active Life (SONOPA)
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  • Coordinator: Docobo Limited
  • Duration: 36 Months
  • Starting Date: 01.05.2013
  • Total budget: € 3.238.818,93
  • Public contribution: € 1.444.061,22


Richard Plumbridge


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