Project: ENabling elderly people TRAvel and iNternet acCEss

Acronym ENTRANCE (Reference Number: aal-2010-3-108)
Duration 01/09/2011 - 01/03/2015
Project Topic The ENTRANCE project is a multidisciplinary project with 8 partners from 4 European Countries. The project consortium consists of 2 research institutions, 2 EUOs and 4 SMEs. ENTRANCE will develop a demonstrator of an innovative integrated platform for trip planning, indoor/outdoor navigation and Internet service use. The platform will comprise 1) a home terminal and 2) a multimodal mobile interface for navigation and wayfinding. The home terminal will consist in a usable hardware (a silent computer to be used in living rooms) and software adapting to users with different levels of technology proficiency. The software will be used to learn how to book e-tickets and vacation packages. The ENTRANCE demonstrator will also comprise a serious game, which will be used by older adults to improve their spatial competence (memory, representations) and, subsequently, their ability to navigate indoors and outdoors. The software will not only be useful, usable and accessible, but will also help older adults maintain and develop a number of cognitive abilities. The mobile platform, usable on the move, will comprise navigation software, which will also be used in the serious game on the home platform. This navigation software will be installed on a smart phone, and combined with outdoor and indoor positioning system, and a haptic navigation device (e.g. wristband) for giving directions, and informational messages during navigation. The ENTRANCE platform will give more independence to users when using e-booking services and when navigating outdoors and indoors. The integrated platform will be tested with about 90 users aged 50 or more, at two test locations in Austria and France. The tests will be done iteratively, both in laboratory and in the field. The ENTRANCE project will have a duration of 3 years, for an effort of 525 PM. The ENTRANCE platform could be brought to the market at the end of 2015. The principal business model we consider is similar to the “App Store” one.
Network AAL
Call Call 3 – Self-serve Society

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
50plus GmbH & partner associations Austria
Autonom'Lab France
Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives France
GeoMobile Germany
GFTH Ltd. Hungary
Idées-3Com France
Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg Austria
Splitted-Desktop Systems France