Project: Active Distributed Workflow System for elderly nurses

Acronym LETITFLOW (Reference Number: aal-2013-6-128)
Duration 01/09/2014 - 01/01/2018
Project Topic This project aims to contribute to overcome the following problems that are challenging our current society: (i) Older adults have to face to a dynamic and changeable working environment, which comes from many factors: new computer and machine interfaces, new devices, new procedures and workflow, new business line and markets… An incorrect introduction of changes in the working environment can cause an improper assimilation of concepts, and it could result derive in demotivation and low productivity, especially in older employees (ii) Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates a shortage of millions of ion nurses, physicians and other health human resources worldwide - reported to be the result of decades of underinvestment in health worker education, training, wages, working environment and management. The critical shortage of hospital-based nurses continues in Europe, and is expected to become increasingly acute as the baby boomer generation retires, grows older, and experiences age-related illnesses. LetITFLOW proposes methods and tools, to facilitate the adaptation of elderly nurses to changeable work environment by supporting them with real-time context aware tool for guiding them in daily tasks. The final objective is to retain the older adult nurses, to avoid their demotivation and ease their daily works, to facilitate knowledge transfer, to increase their efficiency and safety issues.
Network AAL
Call Call 6 – Supporting occupation in life for older adults

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH Austria
Center for Usability Research & Engineering Austria
Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena - Unidad de Gestión Bioquímica Clínica Spain
Integrasys SA Spain
Noldus Information Technology BV Netherlands
University and Emergency Hospital of Bucharest Romania