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Certified smart and integrated living environments for ageing well

Objective

Age-friendly environments are one of the most effective approaches for responding to demographic ageing and increasing the Healthy Life Year indicator. However, there is still a huge building stock not adapted to the needs of older people. Even today, new buildings don´t yet properly address the need for creating smart living environments for ageing well.
Homes4Life addresses this challenge by contributing to the development of a common European framework for age friendly living environments, and defining the Homes4Life certification scheme to tackle end-users’ needs and requirements through a holistic and life-course approach integrating Construction and ICT solutions. The different socio-economic conditions (housing ownership, family structure, health system, etc) and building typologies among the EU member states will be analyzed in detail to provide the necessary flexibility to map the Homes4Life certification scheme to the specificities of each country with a user-centric approach. The scope of Homes4Life scheme will cover both new and existing buildings.
The strategy to define the certification scheme will be: i) analyzing the main difficulties and needs faced by older people to age at home, ii) identifying the physical and digital solutions that increase their quality of life and wellbeing, iii) assessing the availability, functionality and quality of service of the existing solutions on a specific home.
Homes4Life scheme aims to foster (public and private) investment making explicit the benefits for each stakeholder of transforming the building stock into a smart and integrated age friendly living environment.
Considering the need for social consensus for the development of this certification scheme the consortium will be supported by an expert board that includes 14 key players in aging at home domain, covering complementary disciplines (investment, standardization, e-health, building and design, public social services) and a Stakeholders Community.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/health care services/ehealth

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-DTH-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 187 175

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 129 966,25
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CERTIVEA
France
EU contribution
€ 134 600
Address
4 Avenue Du Recteur Poincare
75016 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 113 095
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
R2M SOLUTION
France
EU contribution
€ 103 125
Address
Quartier Du Beaumon Les Galeries De Beaumon
06330 Roquefort Les Pins
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 78 000
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROCARERS-ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE TRAVAILLANT AVEC ET POUR LES AIDANTS NON-PROFESSIONNELS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 49 976,25
Address
Rue Pere De Deken 14
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 73 768,75
Address
Avenue Cortenbergh 52
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other