SONOPA 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 personalized 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 summarizing the large sensory data and registered logs; and (iii) a user interface providing personalized 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 organizations. Each organization 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 recognize it as a user-friendly and easy-to-use technology device with flexible features. It is expected that end-user organizations working on the project will continue to suggest features that can further enhance the service.
Project name: SOcial Networks for Older adults to Promote an Active Life (SONOPA)
Coordinator: Docobo Limited
Duration: 36 Months
Starting Date: May 1, 2013
Total budget: € 3.238.818,93
Public contribution: € 1.444.061,22
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