Project: Sustainable Reference Framework for evaluating quantified self equipment and services for seniors

Acronym MAESTRO (Reference Number: aal-2014-1-146)
Duration 01/10/2015 - 01/01/2019
Project Topic Maestro project aims to develop a web-based ICT multi modal platform providing a broad range of services and benefits in the domain of monitoring and self-monitoring devices for well-being and health-related information acquisition. Maestro will tackle specific user group with clearly identified service scenarios. The objective is to build upon these results a reference framework, to bring to a variety of users enhanced orientation and evaluation capabilities based on user profile, selected solution or service, as well as decision-making readiness for developments and investment. These devices, connected or not, should aid the seniors and also their helpers in a diversity of needs and, accordingly, in a diversity of services, contribute to maintaining seniors’ well-being in the larger sense including self-help and co-management capabilities regarding well-being and autonomy issues. However, when dealing with these innovative technologies, one must bear in mind not only the announced technological performance of the proposed solutions, but also the end user’s interests, intrinsic characteristics and evolving usage profile, which are rarely evaluated or documented. A key goal for MAESTRO is to construct through a multi-functional and service platform, a Reference Framework so as to clarify the emerging situation, with taxonomic, relational mapping and application-oriented modelling strengths, and provide clues and useful indications to its various potential users. Based upon a robust assessment methodology, illustrated through pilot tests (for proof of concept), users structured feedback, short and long term follow up assessment, it will give any user, either end-customer, producer or prescribing party of such devices, the possibility to evaluate its relevance, effectiveness and performance.
Network AAL 2
Call Call 2014 – Care for the future

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Dundalk Institute of Technology - Netwell Ireland
Netwell Center, Dundalk Institute of Technology Ireland
softwareStatSports Ltd Ireland
Zinc Software Ireland
Public Research Center Henri Tudor Luxembourg
VISION Localization Systems Spain
I+ S.r.l. Italy
Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies Italy
Coherent Stream Switzerland
Domo Safety SA Switzerland
Fondation Suisse des Téléthèses Switzerland