Digital Life 2.0Albena Mihovska, Project managerCenter for TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF), Aalborg University, Denmarkalbena@es.aau.dk Smart Cities and the Future Internet How to become, sustain and evolve as a Smart city January 25, 2012 Brussels, Belgium
Life 2.0: 65+ and Social Interaction Living Actively and enjoying life Bridging distances Preventing loneliness and isolation
Innovative Aspects To improve existing technologies for becoming more elderly-friendly To seamlessly integrate existing technologies, applications and online platform for a specific target group (social innovation) To offer a new perspective to improve social communication, access to public and private services, healthcare assistance and safety of people living independently
Expected Outcome A stronger and visual connection between elderly people living independently in their own home and the surrounding environment, including relatives, friends, caregivers and relevant services An intense exchange of information, to create an additional layer of information that backs-up existing assistance channels with a network of social interactions A new socio-economic ecosystem, that is accessible by senior people as well as local service providers (small business, assistance services, local restaurants, food shops, local libraries, cultural initiatives) that can provide relevant services to elderly people Change in the social role of elderly people from patient to a resource for other elderly people and possibly for the citizens in the area.
System, Main Roles and Network Entities of LIFE 2.0