Project: NOt Alone at Home

Acronym NOAH (Reference Number: aal-2015-2-115)
Duration 01/06/2016 - 01/06/2019
Project Topic The NOAH proposal envisage a “light-technology” approach for support of daily living activities, based on inexpensive and unobtrusive monitoring techniques, on familiar and accessible interaction tools and on cloud-based data processing. NOAH system will mostly address user’s needs related to safety, adherence to daily living prescriptions, motivation and self-esteem, participation in social life. Exploiting accumulated knowledge about user’s activity and needs, NOAH will provide the user with context-sensitive support. The proposal targets almost-fit elderly people, living alone and not suffering from major medical conditions or severe disabilities, dealing with (or being at risk of) age-related issues, including frailty, mild mental health ailments and cognitive decline. The envisaged technology is based on wireless and mobile technologies, framed in a cloud-based service vision. Artificial reasoning is implemented by means of a Behavioral Analysis Module, suitable for non-supervised anomaly detection. A key aim is providing the user with “plug and play” solutions, requiring neither technical skill nor complex installation procedure. Special care will be devoted at implementing deployment and management procedure compliant with such view, suitable for self-management by the user itself or by (non technically trained) relatives or caregivers. The NOAH solution is conceived for straightforward market access, sensibly accounting for cost, sustainability and marketing communication issues. The main foreseen business segment is that of (private) homecare providers (represented in the consortium by the main business partner), with a wider application scope on the background. Users coming from a European-wide, varied socio-economic context will be deeply involved in the project, first in co-creation of the service concepts and then in an extensive pilot experience.
Network AAL 2
Call Call 2015 – Living actively and independently at home

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Transilvania University of Brașov Romania
Vision System Romania
Arzt und Labor EDV A. Günzberg GmbH Austria
University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM Austria
Aicod S.r.l. Italy
Pro.Ges. Società Cooperativa Sociale Italy
Università degli studi di Parma Italy
TRiAS architecten B.v.b.a. Belgium