Happy Walker

This project is an EU's Ambient Assisted Living Joint Program. It consists of the development of an easily accessible and affordable platform facilitating a consistent, intuitive, personalized and contextualized set of mobility enhancement services for older adults.

Services include stimulating an active life style, enhancing the outdoor safety (features such as for example drop-off detection and finding an accessible and friendly walking/driving route), emergency alarming and localization, providing travel planning and support over heterogeneous transportation means, taking into account the direct surrounding neighborhood, life-style and self management.

The services can be combined with preparation and supervision functions for involved formal and informal caregivers. These services will be optimized for user-friendliness and usefulness by filtering out useful information provided in an unobtrusive way. The services will be integrated in or attached to typically used assistive technology, and/or other objects, which are daily used by the older adult (i.e. wrist watches, walkers or bikes).

The Project is led by Netherland's independent research Organization TNO with the collaboration of Zorgpalet Baarn-Soest, Logica Healthcare, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and Stitching Vilans (Netherlands); CIBEK technology & trading GmbH (Germany); I+ (Italy) and VISION Sistemas de Localización, S.L. and Linkcare Health Services (Spain).

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