Project: Social Media for All elderly people

Acronym SoMedAll (Reference Number: aal-2009-2-077)
Duration 01/02/2010 - 01/01/2013
Project Topic Social media is an ideal means for elderly people to enrich their social life and share their knowledge. But unfamiliar technology and lack of computer skills are preventing them using it. Also the present social media ervices are more focused on younger people. Our objective is to make social media usable for elderly people with advanced and easy-to-use content creation, management and assistive user interaction technologies by: -building social media applications and activities around the content -providing easy ways to create, store and share knowledge, experiences and memories -to support online communication, social interaction and creation of social networks with different kind of people such as family and friends, former colleagues and similar minded people -developing tools that support co experience and co presence -developing easy, adaptable and guided user interfaces for creating, managing and sharing content taking into account the mental and physical capabilities of the elderly people -the service can be used with users own language and it supports multicultural communication We know that social media services focused at elderly people and user interfaces adapted to their skill levels will raise the their quality of life: prevent loneliness with new channels for communication and social life, promote real get-together, support the mental and physical vitality and sustain the feeling that they and their knowledge are an important part of the community. SoMedAll user interfaces will make persons feel themselves as masters of technology and services instead of getting frustrated. Our project produces a platform with a variety of easy-to-use, adaptive and assistive user interfaces for the technology allready at home including: web, PC or IPTV and mobile phone taking into account the skill levels and possible disabilities of the users. We implement a prototype service, test use it among the elderly over EU national borders.
Website visit project website
Network AAL

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Aitek S.p.A. Italy
National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications Italy
Conga Group Oy Finland
Mediasoft Ltd Slovenia
Miina Sillanpää Säätiö Finland
Redicom Oy Finland
Vivisol s.r.l Italy
Technical Research Centre of Finland Finland