PHArA-ON’s overall objective is to make smart and active living for Europe’s ageing population a reality by creating a set of integrated, highly customizable and interoperable open platforms with advanced services, devices, and tools including IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, cloud/edge computing, smart wearables, big data, and intelligent analytics. Data privacy, cybersecurity, interoperability and openness will be key design principles to pursue through the requirements generated by PHArA-ON experts. PHArA-ON will be built upon mature existing state-of-the-art open platforms and technologies/tools provided by the partners, which will be customised and will implement cloud technologies, AI techniques and traditional algorithms for big data intelligent analytics. A user-centric approach will be followed.
The Dutch pilot aims to reduce loneliness and social exclusion of older adults ageing independently at home. Loneliness and social exclusion have a big impact on the wellbeing of older adults. These are major issues in today’s individualistic society where families are smaller and the average distance between parents and children is greater. Many older adults become lonely when they lose their mobility and cannot move around freely anymore.