Project: InclusionSociety, self serving society and municipal services usability improvement

Acronym InS (Reference Number: aal-2010-3-152)
Duration 01/03/2011 - 01/03/2013
Project Topic 1. Challenges addressed and AAL-solutions proposed Solution offers the possibility to older generation people to get better control of their health, improve availability of medical services and as well as to socialise and to remain active members of the society. To achive that, several technological and psychological challenges must be solved: for example minimizing the "IT fear" that many elderly will not stand in the way of the use of the solution. 2. Target groups for the AAL-solution proposal Main target group is people over 65 years old, without significant or no IT knowledge, which has demand for better medical follow-up of their condition, and help during emergency. The solution as well aims on connecting the users to various social groups of interest, adaptation of common internet services etc. 3. Technology to be employed Innovative approach towards user interface for people with disabilities will be used to allow intuitive use of the system. As a end user hardware tablet PCs will be used with an emphasis on selecting of values rather than typing. Other hardware will include various medical sensors with wireless transmitters. The data from the sensors, end-user input during self assessment as well as medical examinations data will be securely transmitted to municipal coordination center for analysis. 4. Business model Core provision of the system could be funded by the local Government social care provider, who then charges other service providers (commercial services and other service providers) for access to the system and platforms. T 5. End user participation The end users partner in the project will establish a userforum. This forum will be fully involved in the issue of end user acceptance by involving them at every stage. Initially, there will be extensive consultations with end users, using ethnographic techniques, then feedback on early experience simulations. Three pilot installations are planned in three EU countries.
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Network AAL
Call Call 3 – Self-serve Society

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Alloy Ltd United Kingdom
Contemplation Homes United Kingdom
Centro Sanitario Virgen del Pilar Spain
Flensburg University of Applied Sciences Germany
Hospital Organiser AS Norway
Mediq AS Denmark
Seniorsaken Norway
Vivit AS Norway