Project: Assistent to Live | My Life, My Way

Acronym MyLife,MyWay (Reference Number: aal-2015-2-103)
Duration 01/03/2016 - 01/03/2019
Project Topic The MyLife,MyWay project offers elderly people the opportunity to age with autonomy and dignity and realizes savings for the social and care systems in EU countries. MyLife,MyWay will provide a Personal Virtual Assistant that is an easy‐to‐use, natural connection to any hybrid supportive AAL technology. For the end users the PA is a human‐looking avatar on their TV, tablet or smart phone with speech recognition and - synthesis. It is like a modern version of a butler: someone that knows you well, serves you decently in the background if possible and comes into the foreground if needed. Target groups are elderly people who are yet fit, have minor impairments or advanced physical handicaps. Informal caregivers benefit from diminished physical and mental stress. MyLife,MyWay will bring innovations that are valuable for elderly. Speech recognition of the already available prototype will be enhanced to support for dialects and speech impediments. Local A.I's will be combined into a cloud based A.I. that will be the 'meta brain'. State of the art technology stacks will be employed such as HTML5 and Javascript (with current state of the art frameworks) for the frontend. Modular architecture and technology will ensure its future scalability and usability. Next to HTML5, C++ is used as main language. A novel bus system will allow to simply connect to home automation hardware. Industry standard SDK's and API's will avoid pitfalls regularly encountered in larger ICT projects. A preliminary Business Model Canvas distinguishes market opportunities on the institutional (B2B) and consumer market. The consortium combines resources and channels required to further develop market potential of the PA. Primary end-users will be involved in pilot trials installed permanently in their homes. Their experiences, needs and preferences will be evaluated periodically and feed back into development. Secondary and tertiary end users are involved as partners in the consortium.
Network AAL 2
Call Call 2015 – Living actively and independently at home

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
bonacasa AG Switzerland
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Engineering & Architecture, iHomeLab Switzerland
TeleMedic Systems Ltd United Kingdom
Senior Living Group NV Belgium
UC Limburg vzw Belgium
Cofely Zuid Nederland BV Netherlands
ENGIE Services Zuid BV Netherlands
Gemeente Deventer Netherlands
GGD Hollands Noorden Netherlands
Hogeschool Arnhem en Nijmegen University of Applied Sciences Netherlands
Virtual Assistant BV Netherlands
TMZ - Trivium Meulenbelt Zorg Netherlands