Services offered to the Elderly

The main aim is to provide the elderly with the appropriate services, at the most suitable time, in the right place, in the most effective manner. This will be achieved through the use of wireless/mobile technologies, personalization, context and location-based management, as well as daily support and monitoring. With the purpose of identifying the real user needs and requirements various issues will be addressed. These are not limited to activities of daily living but expand to cover levels of socialization and participation in the community, physical conditions (like motion) and levels of dependence on social care services.In the context of this project, four domains of activity are considered:


Personal interests and activities

Social support has been found to be positively related to well being in elderly individuals. The personal context of the elderly will be matched with the context of his  environment to trigger local services that are tune to provide a dynamically created virtual collaborative care/socializing team around him and the provision of socialization and care at any time in an outdoor environment.


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Mobility is essential for general independence and social integration and ensures good health and quality of life. It preserves not only the physical condition but also      stimulates mental health by enabling interaction with the external environment.


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Care and Wellness

In the context of social care elderly people often need help and support in their daily life activities. Some examples could be assistance with shopping, planning of personal or medical related appointments, remainder of important events etc.


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Information and Learning

Empowering information about social events and current news can be an effective solution to maintain the connection of the elderly with their society. They can be supported in finding and carrying out work, establishing and maintaining contacts with other people, and, in general, can be helped in spending the day.


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