Project: Ageing in Balance

Acronym AiB (Reference Number: aal-2011-4-076)
Duration 01/03/2012 - 01/04/2015
Project Topic 1. Challenges addressed and AAL-solutions proposed: In Ageing in Balance, an innovative model of risks of falls will be developed that will include all possible risk factors as described by the various studies and assessments from all aspects (mental, physical, neurological as well as environmental: intrinsic and extrinsic).Another goal of the Ageing in Balance -project is to develop methods for preventing falls of the aging population inside their homes by providing motivation that will lead to changing behaviour. The expected impact will be the maintenance of a better physical, neurological and mental condition by the end user that will decrease the risk of falling. The goal of the project is to help the elderly sustain and increase their mobility. Ageing in Balance will build tools for a) finding out the risk of falls, as early as possible b) sustaining and increasing the physical, cognitive and mental condition to prevent the falls in the future. 2. Target groups for the AAL-solution proposal: AiB aims to target on the ageing population. 3. Technology to be employed: AiB will develop technologies for finding out the risk of falls, combining the web-based assessment scales and physical and cognitive test tools. A new model for risk assessment will be created. AiB will also create technologies for activating the elderly person physically and neurologically so that the falls can be prevented. This technology includes, exercising tools and exercising games. 4. Business model: The business model envisaged for AiB is based in the most extended assumptions underlining social and health care provision in Europe: a combination of public and private financing with private and public providers and the guarantee that no one is left behind. The full business plan will be made during the project, in WP1. 5. End user participation Spain: Hospital La Fuenfria Finland: YHLänsi and Caritas säätiö.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Alkit Communications AB Sweden
Caritas-säätiö Finland
Four Computing Oy Finland
Hospital La Fuenfria Spain
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Finland