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 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 his 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 arthritis, osteoporosis, amyotrophia and cardiovascular diseases, additionally to depression and possible cognitive disorders. SAFEMOVE aims at encouraging self-confidence in own 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.


Partners involved in the SAFEMOVE project

Organization Type Country Website
megatel GmbH Large Industry Germany
Neusta Mobile Solutions GmbH SME Germany
InfoConsult GmbH SME Germany
Volkshilfe Oberösterreich End User Austria
Universität Bern R&D Switzerland
e-Learning Studios SME United Kingdom
Netural Communication SME Austria
e-learning knowledge Solutions LTD SME Israel
  • Project name: Safe mobility of elderly in the vicinity of their home and on Journeys „SafeMove“
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  • Coordinator: megatel Informations – und Kommunikationssysteme GmbH
  • Duration: 36 Months
  • Starting Date: 01.07.2012
  • Total budget: € 2.169.940
  • Public contribution: € 1.160.221


Dr. Peter Knackfuß


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