Project: Framework for Optimizing the prOcess of feeDing

Acronym FOOD (Reference Number: aal-2010-3-066)
Duration 01/10/2011 - 01/04/2015
Project Topic 1. Challenges addressed and AAL-solutions proposed Autonomy in feeding activities is a basic need for independent life, cooking and food management often requires technology mastery, food provision requires daily access to commercial networks, nutrition is a fundamental component of health and, finally, food is often an important key to social life. We propose ICT-based services aimed at supporting safety, independency, autonomy and effectiveness of feeding daily activities. This involves home-based (most notably in the kitchen environment) as well as network-based services, aiming at making them accessible, usable, acceptable and trustworthy. 2. Target groups for the AAL-solution proposal The proposal addresses elderly people with a sufficient level of autonomy (if suitably supported) for independent life. Services, however, may be beneficial to a much wider population range (design for all). 3. Technology to be employed The proposal is based on seamless integration of sensors and RFenabled appliances, enabling innovative home functionalities and Internet based services for giving access, through a natural interface, to information and communication in different social environments. Its innovation lies in the cooperation of Internet of things, semantic Web and Web 2.0. 4. Business model The project outcomes will exploit synergies with mainstream technologies (e.g., smart-energy), availing themselves of much stronger driving forces and allowing for building high added-value services on reliable foundations. It will rely on commercial devices, adapted through scarcely invasive interventions, this resulting in low entry cost and time distance to market. 5. End user participation Extensive participation of end users is foreseen, for early involvement in service design and implementation of three trials, having quite different targets in terms of geographical region, social organization and user’s needs.
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Network AAL
Call Call 3 – Self-serve Society

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Associazione Nazionale fra Mutilati ed Invalidi del Lavoro Italy
Brainport Development N.V. The Netherlands
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design Denmark
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Italy
Department Of Social Services, Local Council Brasov Romania
Indesit Company S.p.A. Italy
International Business School, Jönköping University Sweden
Omnitus AB Sweden
Università degli Studi di Parma, Centro di Collaborazione sulle Tecnologie Assistive Italy
SC Vision Systems SRL Romania