Due to demographic change in Europe, people are living longer and want to stay in their own homes as long as possible. At the moment, it poses a challenge to cover all resulting needs of an older adult with one holistic solution.
Worrying about the ability to live autonomously and to coordinate the activities of a daily life independently or at least self-determined leads to a serious burden for elderly people and their social environment. Often the consequences are a decline in physical and psychological well-being and social isolation causing increased concerns for family, neighbors, friends and formal carers.
The i-evAALution bundle is the solution for living longer independently in one’s own four walls. i-evAALution aims to provide a solution bundle containing several existing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). These technologies should be affordable, user-friendly, secure and reliable and on the other side simple to implement, expandable and usable in community-based care settings. Therefore, modern technology like Artificial Intelligence services, voice recognition and sensor technologies will be used. As there are already many different AAL solutions on the market, it is necessary to connect some of these AAL solutions to receive an effective bundle with important products to cover older adults’ needs and help them in their daily lives.
The larger business idea is to evaluate and check the interoperability of certain AAL– and other smart ICT products, to create a standard AAL bundle – the i-evAALution bundle- which will be offered during and after the project. The ‘i-evAALution association‘, which will be founded during the project, will be responsible for evaluation and integration, and additionally will provide services and information for clients.
Additionally, i-evAALution focuses on obtaining impacts on the user’s quality of life as well as gaining new insights regarding the iterative design, user acceptance, socio-economic viability, willingness to pay and business model validation for the AAL bundle.