Project: Providing ICT-based formal and informal care at home

Acronym SENIOR-TV (Reference Number: aal-2014-1-171)
Duration 01/11/2015 - 01/05/2019
Project Topic Despite the great interest of public administrations in affordable social telecare solutions, these have not yet caused a definite impact in the market and society. Even though older adults do perceive a potential in technology, they see it as unfamiliar and “alien”. Besides, vendors continuously face the difficulty of the lack of interoperability between their particular solutions. SENIOR TV tries to bridge this gap by setting the TV as the central hub for the provision of social telecare services---previous research results at a national level have confirmed the great acceptance of a TV-based approach among older adults. SENIOR TV will provide a platform to run third-party applications on top of basic services and using some built-in applications. Following a model that has proven so successful in the mobile business, third-party developers will be able to publish their apps in the SENIOR TV App Store. To go towards this objective, the user-centred SENIOR TV consortium aims to carry out pilot experiences involving 800 end-users throughout Europe during three years. The project was carefully designed to situate ethics at the core of the decision-making. At the end of this process, SENIOR TV will be released under an Apache Software License Version 2.0, and it will be mature enough to be marketed no later than one year after the end of the project. The number, quality, scope, and usage statistics of applications developed from the SENIOR TV App Store will provide an ongoing indicator of performance of the project. In the view of the consortium, it is the involvement of third-party developers leveraging the SENIOR TV platform what will act as a key driving factor and catalyst for success.The entire SENIOR TV consortium is enthusiastic about building this ecosystem of end-users, base platform, app store, and third party applications that will impact social telecare in Europe in the near future.
Network AAL 2
Call Call 2014 – Care for the future

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Ana Aslan International Foundation Romania
Compexin S.A Romania
Imatia Innovation SL Spain
Dom upokojencev Nova Gorica Slovenia
Razvojni center informacijsko komunikacijskih tehnologij Savinja Žalec, d.o.o. Slovenia
Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute Cyprus
Strovolos Municial Multi-Functional Foundation Cyprus
Gluk Advice The Netherlands