The Elderly Friendly Interface to Modern Online Services and Internet of Things Appliances
Vizier strives to improve the lives of the elderly by providing them with the tools to live longer independently. A commercially viable “open architecture” solution will be designed and developed to offer an intuitive and elderly friendly interface for utilizing popular modern online services, as well as innovative and affordable Internet of Things (IoT) appliances already available on the market. The main goal is to encourage the elderly to improve the management of their daily lives, to stay physically, mentally and socially active and to ensure the elderly safety and wellbeing. Vizier proposes a hardware and software solution that includes a home system composed of, a range of sensors, smart (home) devices, a social companion and a set of applications to allow the elderly to access existing popular but difficult to use (online) technologies. Vizier will be built solely with the users in mind benefitting from the co-creation approach, which is a strong user-centric methodology where elderlies are involved in every step of the product development. The “open architecture” facilitates the development of an ecosystem and the possibilities for setting up partnership agreements that renders the product and services more commercially viable and scalable. Vizier will achieve a high commercialisation value, with inclusion of existing proven technologies in combination with long term research. With a strong involvement of commercial partners and leading research institutions, Vizier provides extensive expertise in both the technical and business & market fields, ensuring an optimal exploitation of the project’s results.