Project: Secure Active Aging: Participation and Health for Olders

Acronym SAAPHO (Reference Number: aal-2010-3-035)
Duration 01/07/2011 - 01/07/2014
Project Topic Challenges to improve quality of life of seniors involve the maintenance of their autonomy and independence. Active Ageing refers to this improvement that promotes healthcare, participation and security. The main objective of SAAPHO is to support Active Ageing by assisting low-dependent seniors to participate in the self-serve society preserving and enhancing independence through the application of innovative ICT-based solutions. The system proposed here is focused on boosting accessibility to diverse healthcare, participation and security services using easy-to-use and easy-to-configure multi-touch and NFC mobile user interfaces in combination with the novel Ambient Intelligence paradigm which will provide predictive and reactive services. Thus, according to these three main axes of Active Ageing, the services provided are focused on the following: • Healthcare services: medication management and promotion of healthy habits and practises • Participation services: communication tools to talk, share pictures and play with their relatives. • Security services: monitoring of user’s home events to assist the user in feeling sound and safe. In order to effectively design and apply these tools, the user-centred design, which is the end-user participation in the design and validation, is considered crucial. The system will be validated and assessed according to the services impact in senior’s independence when carrying out their daily life tasks. A business model the Consortium has identified is Care brokerage, a fairly new model, that relies upon third party organisations who exists in the public and private sector, and third sector (charities) to bring healthcare ideas to the market. Other target markets could be Telecom operators, bandwidth providers, insurance and the like. The number of technological tools already available by the consortium reinforce the capability of fulfilling the final purpose of the project which is to bring the concept to market.
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Network AAL
Call Call 3 – Self-serve Society

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Aibis Informationssysteme GmbH Germany
Fundació Privada Barcelona Digital Centre Digital Tecnològic Spain
CYPAK AB Sweden
Dundalk Institute of Technology - Netwell Ireland
Fundació Institut Català de l'Envelliment Spain
FHG – FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERING DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. - INSTITUTE FÜR ZUVERLÄSSIGKEIT UND MIKROINTEGRATION Germany
Liquid Media Sweden
Örebro University Sweden
Sero Solutions Ltd United Kingdom
Skai Mobile Solutions Unternehmergesellschaft Germany
Joint Commissioning Unit, Staffordshire County Council United Kingdom
Fundosa Technosite, S.A. Spain
TOUCHTECH AB Sweden
ZVEZA DRUŠTEV UPOKOJENCEV SLOVENIJE Slovenia