Project: Service OrIented Assisted Living InfrastucturE

Acronym SOCIALIZE (Reference Number: aal-2010-3-081)
Duration 17/03/2014 - 17/09/2017
Project Topic 1. Challenges addressed and AAL-solutions proposed With a decidedly operative approach, SOCIALIZE will simplify the modalities with which elderly people have access to dedicated services and will make easier and faster the integration of organizations offering services to elderly person. 2. Target groups for the AAL-solution proposal Particular focus is on aged from 55 to 80, a segment that will become more consistent in numerical terms, with a basic or already consolidated knowledge of Information Technologies, use of electronic devices and already accessing internet services. 3.Technology to be employed The project SOCIALIZE develops itself in three technologic macro areas as it foresees to implement: - a SOA architecture to supply network services with cloud computing modalities; - a set of user interfaces and access devices available in the network for first level end-users; - a set of software tools to implement services. The tools will be available to social organizations, which will enable them to implement and provide their services through the SOCIALIZE platform. 4. Business model Due the peculiarity of the SOCIALIZE solution, which combine technological services, electronic devices and social expertise, the aimed business model is a hybrid solutions model. The hybrid model expect to sell a mixture of products and services, combining a variety of hardware, software, and services to meet different customer requirements including maintenance upgrades, product enhancements, new contents, social and technological consultancy and others. 5. End user participation The organizations member of SOCIALIZE CONSORTIUM that deal with end-user intend to develop new way of providing their services in a very pervasive way. The use of ITC technology will improve the quality and the efficiency of services provided by those organizations.
Network AAL
Call Call 3 – Self-serve Society

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Associacion de Investigacion de la Industria Textil G03182870 Spain
Italian National Council of Research Italy
Casa per Anziani Santa Lucia Switzerland
Embedded Technologies Innovation Center s. coop. Spain
Fondazione Politecnico di Milano Italy
Consorzio Nazionale IDEE IN RETE Italy
Parco Maraini SA Switzerland
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg Germany
Spring Techno GmbH & Co KG Germany
Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana Switzerland