the human link
vINCI develop of an integrated and validated evidence-based Internet of Things (IoT) framework to deliver non-intrusive monitoring and support for older adults to augment professional health care giving.
Clinically-validated INtegrated Support for Assistive Care and Lifestyle Improvement: the Human Link
vINCI’s aim is to enhance older adults’ active ageing and, as a result, their QoL through technology. vINCI provides an integrated technology platform where the older adult is unobtrusively monitored (blending technology) through sets of pluggable technology (extensible technology), his personal records being securely stored (privacy-aware technology) and analysed to extract information to be delivered to his caregivers (through a unique dashboard) for early detection of symptoms related to impairments associated with old age (proactive loop), and for triggering alerts related to possible incidents (i.e. like falling, reactive loop). vINCI develops the integrated technology for objective monitoring and instrumentation of the QoL intervention (i.e. caregiver would be given objective results of the QoL evolution following the intervention). As QoL is associated with the sense of independence older adult’s experience, vINCI will provide the technology means for them to be in constant link with their family and friends (“the Human Link”), and with their caregivers. As vINCI must significantly improve and nourish QoL conditions for older adults by integrating leading technologies, it has been carefully premised around three complementary themes: connect, collate, and care. Consequently, the vINCI aims are:
THE vINCI PLATFORM
vINCI platform deliver non-intrusive monitoring and care support for older adults, which lead to an increase level of wellbeing, QoL and perceived health. It includes:
vINCI proposes the development of two validated evidence-based pilots in Cyprus and Romania, and two open-calls validation sites in Slovenia and Poland.
The four vINCI kits will integrate FIWARE devices and business models using the vINCI platform in different settings: living labs/homes, outpatients clinics, and outdoors. Evaluation dimensions are:
AAL is a European programme funding innovation that keeps us connected, healthy, active and happy into our old age.
The AAL Programme is a funding activity that aims to create better conditions of life for the older adults and to strengthen the international industrial opportunities in the area of information and communication technology (ICT). It carries out its mandate through funding of cross-national projects (at least three countries involved) that involve small and medium enterprises (SME), research bodies and end-user organisations (representing older adults).
AAL supports the development of products and services that make a real difference to people’s lives – for those facing some of the challenges of ageing and for those who care for older people if they need help.