Project: Assistance solution for improving cooking skills and nutritional knowledge for independent elders

Acronym ChefMySelf (Reference Number: aal-2012-5-120)
Duration 01/06/2013 - 01/01/2016
Project Topic Challenges addressed and AAL-solutions proposed Engaging in appropriate physical activity, healthy eating, not smoking and using alcohol and medications wisely in older age can prevent disease and functional decline, extend longevity and enhance one’s quality of life. The ChefMySelf project main goal is to develop a customizable, open and extensible (ICT) service ecosystem built around an automatic cooking solution to support elderly people preparing meals and maintaining healthy eating habits. A food processor with an accessible interface, specially tailored for the elderly, will encourage them to self-care, accordingly to their particular nutrition requirements. At the same time a social network, focused on the topic of healthy aging and eating, will become a tool to motivate them to be active and maintaining existing social relationships and creating new ones. 2. Target groups for the AAL-solution proposal Independent older people with no severe illnesses or disabilities, but not excluding elderly with some mobility impairments or mild cognitive limitations. 3. Technology to be employed The envisioned ChefMySelf system can be divided into three main components – Cloud Services, User Interface and Food Processor - each interacting with each over a set of secure, open and standardized interfaces. The proposed system will follow the cloud computing paradigm, ensuring security, scalability and reliability 4. Business model We thing that the business strategy should be focused on the elder people collectivities. So strategy will be based on TWO PHASES: 1) Promote the product knowledge and Sales on specialised retailers; 2) (Once the market becomes animated ,the consumers talk about this product excellence... , we will be prepared for this Phase 2) Broad advertisement and sales on the traditional household appliances stores and retailers (Carrefour, Mediamarkt....)
Network AAL
Call Call 5 – Daily Life Activities

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
ASM Market Research and Anallysiis Centre Ltd. Poland
Istituto Nazionale di Ricovero e Cura per Anziani Italy
ME.TE.DA S.r.l. Italy
POLNE, S.L. (Taurus Group) Spain
Unie van Katholieke Bonden van Ouderen The Netherlands