Project: Personal IADL Assistant

Acronym PIA (Reference Number: aal-2012-5-033)
Duration 01/03/2013 - 01/03/2015
Project Topic 1. CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS: 1) Support older adults to manage Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) to prolong independent living at home by using smart devices to support location- or object-relevant content delivery, e.g., video clips. 2) Support formal and informal carers to produce, share and distribute care experience and knowledge content through social network and rich interactions. 3) Provide personalised and intuitive user interfaces to secure accessibility for all, templates and tools to facilitate video clip production and deployment for carers, and guidelines and supporting materials for PIA system deployment. 2. TARGET GROUPS: Primary end-users: older adults living at home. Secondary end-users: informal and/or formal carers. 3. TECHNOLOGY: sensing technologies, e.g., NFC; smart devices, e.g., smart phones or tablets; knowledge-based, decision support system; online social networking and content sharing; content production, management and personalisation. 4. BUSINESS MODEL: The PIA system and generic knowledge content will be made available over the Internet, e.g. as an "app" and a knowledge repository respectively. The PIA service provider licenses the PIA system to end-users through a subscription (starting fee plus payas-you-go). End-users with installed sensors and internet connection can then use PIA services via smart devices at home. Personalised knowledge content can be generated by informal carers and stored locally in the smart device, and used by the specific user. The PIA system can also integrate technically and organizationally with professional, either public or private, care administration systems to support new care delivery models. 5. END USER PARTICIPATION: End-users in focus groups will participate throughout the project, from user requirements, technology and/or system testing, to field trials and assessment of IADL support, carers stress and QoL. Ethical issues have a prominent role through a dedicated WP.
Network AAL
Call Call 5 – Daily Life Activities

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
ACCORD United Kingdom
Asker Municipality Norway
Berliner Institut für Sozialforschung Germany
Housing21 United Kingdom
Karde AS Norway
StickyWorld Ltd. United Kingdom
Tellu AS Norway
University of Castilla-La Mancha Spain
University of Ulster United Kingdom