EU projects (FP4 - FP7)
Unobtrusive Smart Environments for Independent Living
October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2014
NCSR budget: 725,519€
The number of elderly citizens in EU as well as the total number of seniors living alone is growing leading to increased demands placed on society’s care and medical services. Although ICT technologies can increase safety, independence and quality of life of elderly people while staying at home the adoption rates of such advancements show that these are still undesired by the majority of the population. USEFIL project intends to cope with this gap proposing advanced but affordable in-home unobtrusive monitoring and web communication solutions. More specifically USEFIL intends to use low cost off-the-shelf technology to develop immediate applicable services that will assist the elderly in maintaining their independence and their daily activities. NCSR has the project management.