Project: Confident motion

Acronym COM'ON (Reference Number: aal-2011-4-019)
Duration 01/03/2012 - 01/07/2014
Project Topic COM’ON address the perceived orientation/navigation challenges and special needs that older persons (having mild to moderate problems with moving around) experience throughout the whole chain of travel, using public transportation. Weak or missing parts in the chain may significantly reduce the value of otherwise good services. Travelling by public transport entails a lot of uncertainties for older people. Major barriers are functional limitations as well as fear and lack of self-efficacy, making them feel insecure and avoid situations they believe exceed their coping skills . The loss of independent mobility are likely to imply poorer health and for older people to be institutionalised, resulting in increased need for health services and higher medical costs as also the ability to keep up social networks and participate in community is harmed. In European cities travel information is already accessible. However, no dedicated service exists for older people, who need additional information and assistance in order to feel confident on the move. COM’ON will take on a holistic approach to this challenge and combine the sound concept and proven rationale inherent to the Travel Plans with a personal travel assistant prototype to create a digital confident motion platform that allows for multiple mobile services supporting older persons needs for coping with outdoor mobility issues – the COM’ON service platform. Building on assistive dedicated services, COM’ON will create specific planning, sharing and on-journey services helping older persons maintain their outdoor mobility. COM’ON will exploit the assistive capability of smartphones by addressing dual-task coping issues that older persons face when managing information and navigation in public sphere. In fact using mobile phone navigation tools on the streets may be dangerous for seniors; this is why COM'ON apps will carefully respond to universal design principles.
Network AAL
Call Call 4 – Mobility

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
ACTIMO Denmark
Business Models Inc The Netherlands
Concept Factory Luxembourg
Copenhagen Living Lab Denmark
City of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Enthoven Associates Yellow Window Belgium
The i2CAT Foundation Spain
Laurea University of Applied Sciences Finland
Learn By Audio Denmark
Mobile Care and Safety Oy Finland
NIGZ The Netherlands
Nearparent Oy Finland
Waag Society The Netherlands
Xtel aps Denmark