Project: Elderly-oriented, Network-based Services Aimed at independent liFE

Acronym ENSAFE (Reference Number: aal-2014-1-112)
Duration 01/07/2015 - 01/07/2018
Project Topic The ENSAFE project aims at supporting the wellness of elderly users by fostering effective prevention and self-care strategies based on a smarter, more accessible and versatile link among the elderly person, their living environment and the support network around them (informal as well as formal caregivers, social and healthcare organisations). The service vision is built upon a layer of existing technologies, encompassing mobile communication, wearable and environmental sensing and clinical monitoring that will be integrated in a common framework. Highly customizable solutions are planned that will be tailored to specific needs, context and preferences. To approach the elderly user in an accessible and familiar way, interaction with the ENSAFE system is mediated by a dedicated smartphone app. Innovative services are built around this, by gathering, fusing and analysing heterogeneous data to infer health-relevant information and to support feedback streams toward the elderly users themselves and the support network members. Through data fusion, a new dimension is added to health assessment, providing care services with more deep and accurate insights and, at the same time, reducing burden and demand of conventional health monitoring techniques, based on frequent measurement of physiological parameters only. The whole project is built upon the user’s perspective, by enforcing user-fed service design methodologies and by relying on iterative design refinement based on users’ and stakeholders’ feedbacks. Thorough test phases are planned based on a Living-Lab approach including longer field trials. A truly transnational approach is followed, accounting for cultural, social, economic and organizational market diversity by involving in the test phase 4 different countries, representing fairly different application contexts. ENSAFE features strong involvement of cooperating SMEs across Europe, and will therefore actively search for innovative market strategies too.
Network AAL 2
Call Call 2014 – Care for the future

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Transilvania University of Brasov Romania
Vision Systems SRL Romania
Me.Te.Da. S.r.l. Italy
Pro.Ges. società cooperativa sociale Italy
Università degli Studi di Parma Italy
ICE Creates Ltd United Kingdom
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust United Kingdom
Gaia Systems AB Sweden
Research institute Sweden
Gociety The Netherlands
Regionaal Zorg Communicatie Centrum The Netherlands
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven The Netherlands