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Life 2.0 at the ENoLL workshop at Future Internet Week in Aalborg (Denmark). Intervention by Dr. Rasmus Hjorth Nielsen

Life 2.0 at the ENoLL workshop at Future Internet Week in Aalborg (Denmark). Intervention by Dr. Rasmus Hjorth Nielsen

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  • 1. ! ! ! Geographical positioning services to support independent living and social interaction of elderly people ! Dr. Rasmus Hjorth Nielsen Technical ManagerFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 2. Facts ! ! ! Duration: •  Partners November 2010 – October 2013 Total budget: 3.9 M€ EC Contribution: 2.0 M€ Contract number: CIP-ICT-PSP-270965 Website: http://www.life2project.eu/ Project Coordinator: Dr. Neeli Rashmi Prasad Center for TeleInFrastruktur, Aalborg University, Denmark <np@es.aau.dk>FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 3. Facts ! ! ! •  Aims at helping elderly in their daily life through user-friendly •  12 partners from five technologies and by European countries strengthening the interaction between the elderly, their friends and family •  Co-funded from the European Commission though the CIP- ICT-PSP program •  http://www.life2project.eu/FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 4. The Aging World ! ! ! •  There  are  approx.  600  million  60+  ci4zens   worldwide,  and  the  number  is  expected  to   double  by  2025     –  The  consequences  include  the  challenges  of   chronic  illness,  disability,  and  long-­‐term  care   –  Long-­‐term  care  includes  health  care  and  social   services,  which  involves  the  assistance  in  ac4vi4es   daily  living  of  people,  advance  technologies,  and   home  modifica4ons    FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 5. Statistical Motivation ! ! ! Life expectancy at birth [year] Population age 65+ [%] 79 17 78 16 77 15 76 14 75 13 74 12 73 11 72 10 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 Health expenditure of total GDP [%] Health expenditure per capita [$] 9.8 6000 9.7 5500 9.6 5000 9.5 4500 9.4 4000 9.3 3500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP Workshop Source: The World Bank - http://data.worldbank.org/Aalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 6. Trends ! ! ! •  Remote treatment and care of elderly or ill persons •  Moving from treatment to prevention –  Treatment is independent of many demographic factors –  Prevention is not! •  “Death by postcode” •  Help to self-help –  Platforms for rendezvous services to enable people- to-people care •  Moving beyond the traditional Public-Private Partnerships - when convenient, most people are helpful!FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 7. What we do… ! ! ! •  LIFE 2.0… –  shares ‘best practice’ knowledge gained from earlier trials –  compares users’ experiences across the different regions –  provides economically sustainable model for the assistance of elderly people and for their physical and psychological independence –  impacts at national and European level demand- driven pilot sites and involvement of public authorities –  proposes different level of services, from basic tracking services, to services based on social interaction and to new value added services in a full scalable platformFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 8. Objectives ! ! ! •  Increased use of ICT among elderly people •  Increased use of social networking applications •  A better quality of life for elderly people and their relatives •  New opportunities for elderly people to circulate their own knowledge •  Personalising home assistance to independent seniors •  New business opportunities also for private companies and service providers •  Local ecosystems that accelerate social innovationFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 9. Who is it for? ! ! ! •  Elderly citizens and their social sphere – LIFE 2.0 is not just a virtual community; it is the support to seniors independent life and to their social life in their neighborhood. – LIFE 2.0 is a platform of services to allow elderly to come in contact with the people living in their area or with the people they care about. – It is a way to keep elderly active, support each other and feel they are important.FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 10. Who is it for? ! ! ! •  Social Care Providers and Associations for Elderly – LIFE 2.0 will offer the opportunity to link to existing online services, this creating a seamless link between senior people using the Life 2.0 platform and service providers that can propose relevant services for them. – Local administrators will be able to use LIFE 2.0 to increase social cohesion in the local area, to ensure that senior people have an active, healthy and independent life.FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 11. Who is it for? ! ! ! •  Local Businesses – LIFE 2.0 is a platform for social communication between senior people, but it is also an opportunity for small busi-ness to be more visible to seniors living in their local area and to offer them their services.FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 12. Enhanced Neighborhood ! ! ! •  Living actively and enjoying life •  Bridging distances •  Preventing loneliness and isolation •  Enhanced neighborhood – Increasing the quality and quantity of information about what happens in the neighborhood (example - teaching how to cook, suggesting a good restaurant) – Increasing motivations for elderly to access online servicesFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 13. Ethnographical Studies ! ! ! •  Ethnographical studies have been carried out in the four pilot locations – Aalborg, Denmark – Barcelona, Spain – Joensuun, Finland – Milan, Italy •  The studies have revealed large cultural differences – In the use of ICT – In the need for ICTFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 14. Users and Use Cases ! ! ! •  Target groups –  Elderly people living independently –  Relatives of elderly people –  Assistants and service providers •  Based on the studies a number of use cases have been deducted along with a list of requirements •  A number of initial services has been chosenFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 15. Use Cases ! ! ! Event planning and management Social travel pooling Market place Long-distance nature spottingFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 16. The Influence of Life 2.0… ! ! ! AAPL Stock Life 2.0 announces short delays Life 2.0 announces its first services 1st Life 2.0 reviewLife 2.0 is fundedFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 17. Services ! ! ! •  Three main activity areas will be implemented during the project lifetime: –  Mutual Help application will map all the other seniors that have something to offer - a help with garden, small repair, cooking, piano lessons or whatever they may need. –  Local events and Activities application will inform what is happening in the neighborhood. Elderly will be able to propose joint events and activities for culture, sport, physical activities, entertainment, etc. — to reduce their social isolation, keep them healthy and active . –  Market Place application will be local on-line market—to allow for on-line shopping of daily food, ordering ready meals, promote local restaurants with special offers, supermarkets.FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 18. Services ! ! ! •  Mutual help (in piloting phase) •  Event organization •  Market placeFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 19. Mutual Help ! ! !FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 20. Pilot Activities ! ! ! •  The LIFE 2.0 pilot has strong user centric focus and offers a wide range of individual activities that will allow for customized e-Inclusion for the elderly people in their daily life. •  To prove wide applicability in Europe, the pilot will be evaluated with target end-user groups — elderly, relatives, friends, social caregivers, associations of elderly, addressing thus the diverse requirements of these groups. •  The pilot services will be tested in real-life conditions in 4 European countries (Denmark, Finland, Spain, Italy) with 80 elderly, for a period of 12 months.FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 21. Evaluation ! ! ! •  Demo rooms are available throughout the pilot locations •  Elderly people are actively involved in improving the user interface •  The first service is open for user registrations •  More services will follow with a release cycle of six monthsFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 22. Challenges ! ! ! •  Privacy – Elderly people are sensitive about giving out their personal information – Coordinates are okay, but no address •  Usability – Fonts, buttons, service flow •  Business model – How to attract service providers? •  Without selling out!FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 23. Evaluation ! ! ! •  Technical evaluation – Functionality – Usability and ease of use •  Well-being •  Quality of life •  Happiness •  Business •  Will users pay? •  What will the currency be? •  Platform open for innovationFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 24. Summary ! ! ! •  Geographical positioning services to support independent living and social interaction of elderly people •  Detailed ethnographic studies have been conducted in all pilot locations •  Use cases and requirements have been deducted for the piloting •  System specifications are completed for the initial set of servicesFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  • 25. ! ! ! ! Thank youFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012