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

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Life 2.0

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 18. Services ! ! ! •  Mutual help (in piloting phase) •  Event organization •  Market placeFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  19. 19. Mutual Help ! ! !FI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
  20. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 25. ! ! ! ! Thank youFI-Week: ENoLL + SMARTiP WorkshopAalborg, Denmark, May 9, 2012
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