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Supporting Active Ageing through Multimodal coaching

Objective

As in the rest of the world, Europe faces an on-going crisis in caring for its aging population. Citizens are living much longer than ever before, with increasingly complex medical, social, and infrastructural needs, but most EU social support services and structures are lagging very much behind the growing need. While many efforts have focused on better access to healthcare and the expansion of assisted and social care housing, one of the main intervention points, enabling the aging population to remain in their homes longer, is just now becoming a primary developmental priority. Caring for the aging population as they transition from active and independent lifestyles to those requiring significant external support is a large and complex field, with many approaches to the great diversity of citizen need profiles. Within the SAAM project (Supporting Active Aging through Multimodal coaching) we focus upon innovative, technology-enabled approaches to support the aging population living at home, with a novel and practical emphasis on ambient sensing and learning of user needs and preferences, and effective coaching by leveraging the user’s social support networks. Over three years, the project’s partners will develop and test new methods allowing Europe’s aging population to remain active, independent and longer in their homes.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2017-CNECT-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

BALKANSKI INSTITUT PO TRUDA I SOCIALNATA POLITIKA ASSOCIATION
Address
7 Denkoglu, Fl.2, Ap.6
1000 Sofia
Bulgaria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 559 750

Participants (9)

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 917 500
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 548 625
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 537 925
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCALE FOCUS AD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 533 375
Address
90, Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd. Capital Fort, Buildin Floor 24
1784 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERACTIVE WEAR AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 321 600
Address
Petersbrunner Strasse 3
82319 Starnberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERZITETNI REHABILITACIJSKI INSTITUT REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE-SOCA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 230 375
Address
Linhartova Cesta 51
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NACIONALNA KATOLICHESKA FEDERACIA CARITAS BULGARIA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 98 750
Address
Ul. Oborishte No 9, Ap. 2
1504 Sofia
Activity type
Other
BULGARIAN RED CROSS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 101 875
Address
76 James Bourchier Blvd
1407 Sofia
Activity type
Other
EURAG OSTERREICH - VEREIN DER FREUNDE DES BUNDES FUR DIE ALTERE GENERATION EUROPAS
Austria
EU contribution
€ 146 625
Address
Curlandgasse 22
1170 Wien
Activity type
Other