Megjelent az AAL Call3 felhívás – “Self-Serve Society”

2010. április 27.

Az Európai Bizottság április 23-án kiírta az Ambient Assisted Living Call3 felhívását. A 2010. évi kiírás témája: ICT based solutions for Advancement of Older Persons’ Independence and Participation in the „Self-Serve Society”. A Mobilitás és Multimédia Klaszter az elmúlt években kiemelt figyelmet fordított az AAL program nyomon követésére, illetve az időskorúak életvitelét támogató projektek előkészítésére. Jelenleg az MMKlaszter két, az AAL Call2 felhívásban támogatott nemzetközi konzorciumot vezet (NoBITS és HELASCOL).

Az AAL Call3 felhíváson belül az ún. alkalmazási területek az alábbiak:

  1. Home environment and related activities of daily living – at home, on holiday, in visits (“mobile enabled solutions”);
  2. Transportation and travel activities.

A kiírás határideje 2010. július 30. A tagállami hozzájárulások mértékét (és így az elnyerhető támogatás mértékét) egyelőre még nem tették közzé. További információk:

Az MMIroda a következő napokban megkezdni a Call3 felhívással kapcsolatos projekt előkészítő workshop-ok szervezését.

A Call3 felhívás további, angol nyelvű tájékoztató információi:

A “self-serve society” is rapidly developing also in Europe. This represents both benefits and challenges to citizens as well as providers, public and private. Goods and services can now be accessed and transactions completed by way of digital solutions. Opportunities for individual choice and personalization of products, services and the transaction itself to the demands and desires of consumers and citizens is becoming more common, sometimes even mandated (e.g. through legislation on accessibility). The trend is evident both in commercial, cultural and public services. This represents a positive development for suppliers as well as clients, with lower costs and greater flexibility. For some, however, the ICT-based self-serve society presents problems, in particular for older people with impairments or little or no familiarity with technology. Solutions which increase independence and efficiency for experienced technology users, threatens others with exclusion and loss of independence. These societal concerns form the context for Call 3.

This call will fund proposals for innovative ICT-solutions that enable older people to:

  • Preserve and enhance independence and dignity in all aspects of daily life
  • Take active part in the self-serve society
  • Stimulate and support the capacities required for such participation (e.g. mobility, physical, and cognitive)

Relevant application areas in Call 3 are:

  • Home environment and related activities of daily living – at home, on holiday, in visits (“mobile enabled solutions”). [This call focuses on ICT based solutions for independent living and mobility of seniors in the “self-serve-society”. The application areas indicated, “travel and transportation” and “home environment”, should be understood in a broad sense and seen from the perspective of the end-user(s). As a consequence, travel and transportation will exclude proposals on “smart cars” and transportation infrastructure, while “home environment” will avoid general proposals on “smart homes”. However, components of “smart homes”” needed to deliver or access the solution proposed, may be included in the project.]
  • Transportation and travel activities.

In any application area, innovation of ICT-based solutions must take into account the following challenges:

  • Improvement of older people‟s access to, acceptance, trust, and use of services provided through ICT-based solutions.
  • Improvement of user interfaces and the usability of devices and solutions for older people, based on design for all-principles as far as possible.
  • Enabling customization to individual needs and wishes of elderly people of the total service chain involving different providers, channels, methods, and market segments.
  • Integration of new ICT-based solutions to be provided by existing (or new) service providers, channels or market segments, and adapted for seniors.

Proposals should include a description of how the diversity of needs and desires of older people in the “self-serve society” will be met; how end-users will be involved in the development process, and how they will be provided with the resources necessary for effective use of the solution in question after project end.

Hozzászólások lezárva.