Project: 3D virtual environment for social interaction of elderly people

Acronym 3rd-Life (Reference Number: aal-2009-2-067)
Duration 01/07/2011 - 01/01/2013
Project Topic The general objective of the 3rd LIFE project is to improve the social interaction of elderly people without specific cognitive problems or diseases, through the development and validation of a ICT computer-based simulated environment technology with functionalities that will allow them to social interaction, communication (even from the virtual to the real world) and also multi-user virtual activities related to learning, serious gaming and various hobbies, with friends, family, other elderly and even people of younger generations. Always starting from the point of view, preferences, limitations and needs of the specific final users target group, the 3rD-Life project aim is to create a 3D virtual environment allowing the end users to, from their own homes and with only a common PC and an Internet connection, access to a virtual world where the users can establish social relationships with known or new persons, learn new things through e-learning tools, look up the latest news, play games, etc. Starting from the basis of an already existing 3D platform, several developments will be made for implementing all these functionalities and applications.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Center for usability, research & engineering Austria
Information & Image Management Systems, S.A Spain
Instituto Gerontológico Matía Spain
Tahkokallio Design+ Finland
University of Ljubljana Slovenia