Project: Empowering communities to care by combining smart technology and personal help to maintain mobility

Acronym CiM (Reference Number: aal-2014-1-021)
Duration 01/10/2015 - 01/10/2018
Project Topic Europe faces the problem of not only having an aging population, but also a decreasing group of formal carers. At the same time, restrictive financial policies are increasing the burden of care on families and other informal care givers. CareInMovement (CiM) innovates the way we think about care of the elderly by involving all stakeholders and additionally empowering volunteers to care with the use of advanced ICT: we involve formal and informal care givers as well as the elderly persons themselves and we give incentives to each group, to make a contribution towards better quality of life for all parties involved. This includes a “care time banking” system for informal care givers, better synchronisation between formal and informal carers; and training as well as motivational incentives for elderly people suffering from diseases of the circulatory or the musculoskeletal system and their informal carers. To these people, we offer services and applications to motivate them to do more exercise and thus, improve their general health. A total of over 500 subjects representing all stakeholders in three countries (Austria, Italy and Poland) will be involved as lead users and testers of the proposed care environment with its mobile services. The consortium comprises three formal care giving organisations, three research organisations and four industrial partners willing to roll out services based on CareInMovement. The value proposition of the target system is to keep elderly people fit for longer, to reduce the stress on care giving institutions by delegating some care tasks to informal carers, and to offer them the possibility of earning care credits which they can use to get care for their relatives or to save the credits for themselves. By using ICT that addresses the supply and the demand side of the care market, we improve the signalling infrastructure and the openness of this market.
Network AAL 2
Call Call 2014 – Care for the future

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
bit media e-solutions GmbH Austria
Hilfswerk Salzburg gGmbH Austria
iLogs, Mobile Software GmbH Austria
Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg Austria
Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Austria
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien Austria
ALDIA Cooperativa Sociale – Società Cooperativa Italy
bit Polska Sp. z o.o. Poland
CTC Sp. z o.o. Poland
Niepubliczny Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej Prima Med Poland
ByElement GmbH Switzerland
Eichenberger-Szenografie Switzerland