Project: Ambient Light Guiding System for the Mobility Support of Elderly People

Acronym GUIDINGLIGHT (Reference Number: aal-2011-4-033)
Duration 01/05/2012 - 01/05/2015
Project Topic The aim of our Project is to develop, tentatively implement and empirically evaluate an intelligent lighting assistance for maintaining and improving indoor and outdoor mobility of older people at different stages of ageing process and to prepare it for market launch. As far as mobility of elderly is concerned, this goal is to be achieved by enhancing their spatial and temporal orientation by means of lighting wayguidance system. To this end we will develop an intelligent control loop for home automation, that supports navigation, consolidates personal circadian rhythm, and individually directs attention in a timely manner through automatic light quality and quantity variations and other ambient stimuli coding. We not only expect to achieve more directed mobility with the assistance of guiding light but also a better structuring of activities of daily living within ageing population. Combined with a distributed information system for feedback about nature and extent of individual mobility, the system will likely lead to better care services too. The business model aims at distrubting new lighting wayguidance system as joint venture product which will be part of ambient assisted living product portfolio of all commercially oriented partners of the consortium as well as future spin-offs of other partners. Stakeholders in the value-chain are all members of the consortium and their suppliers of supplementary devices for the guiding light (e.g. ehealth & ICT industry, transportation services), consumers of our lighting wayguidance system (e.g. retired elderly, care persons, medical practitioners, familiy members, friends) as well as co-financiers (e.g. social security system, health insurance, housing associations, housing industry). The consortium will carry out specific stakeholder management by systematically engaging all end-users in participative design process from the very beginning of the Project.
Network AAL
Call Call 4 – Mobility

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
apollis - Institut für Sozialforschung und Demoskopie O.H.G. Italy
Bartenbach LichtLabor GmbH Austria
Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH Austria
Generation Research GmbH Germany
myVitali AG Switzerland
Tridonic GmbH & Co KG Austria