Project: Help and social interaction for elderly On a multimedia Platform with E-Social best practices

Acronym HOPES (Reference Number: aal-2009-2-031)
Duration 01/09/2010 - 01/03/2013
Project Topic The HOPES project aims at developing an intelligent multimedia platform providing innovative social e-services for European elderly persons and their social entourage. Through this platform, HOPES will create the first European network dedicated to social interactions of the elderly and self-animated by its adherents. The ultimate goal of the project is to enhance socialisation, quality of life and autonomy of elderly persons by preventing isolation and loneliness, and generating positive social experiences and behaviour. Taking into account user requirements, expectations and social experiences, HOPES will integrate a range of ICT-based solutions for i) managing existing e-information by exhaustive search of existing information (Web and databases crawling) and intelligent structuring (TextMining) in the HOPES repository, ii) transforming selected information into personalised solutions and iii) providing validated solutions as “e-Social Best Practices” (SBP). This stepwise process represents the “HOPES virtuous circle” for transforming raw data into knowledge (SBP). The SBP will be provided to HOPES end users together with recommendations about how and when they can be best used during the elderly person’s daily life (“personal social calendar”). The social pertinence and quality of the proposed HOPES SBP will be guaranteed through a validation process based on the Web 2.0 strategy (by and for end users) and following the “Evidence-Based Medicine” (EBM) method. Cooperation technology will ensure user-friendly interactivity, personalisation, practical accessibility and usability of the HOPES platform, ICT solutions and content. The technology will support interoperability and multiple roles as content user and provider, semantic technologies for semantic similarity reasoning and routing, human – system interfaces adapted to the elderly and a single but multilingual access point to share HOPES SBP all over Europe.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris Internal Medicine (geriatric unit), Avicenne Hospital France
Cup2000 Italy
ClinicProsport France
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung - Fraunhofer IAO Germany
LUISS Guido Carli / CerSI Italy
Microsoft UK United Kingdom
RanD SAS France
Rett-henkilöiden ja autistien tuki ry Finland
Elernhilfe Rett-Syndrom Germany
Sport Initiative et Loisir Bleu France
Universität Stuttgart Germany