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The USEFIL project aims to address the gap between technological research advances and the practical needs of elderly people by developing advanced but affordable in-home unobtrusive monitoring and web communication solutions. USEFIL intends to use low cost "off-the-shelf" technology to develop immediately applicable services that will assist the elderly in maintaining their independence and daily activities. Installation of the USEFIL system will not require retrofitting in a person’s residence and will be almost invisible once installed. Because the system will be "software driven," based on open source platforms, applications can be easily added or subtracted with no real limit to the overall number of services offered. USEFIL intends to provide guidelines for the community of technology developers to optimize future generation of applications for an ageing population. Technology implementation will be based on user acceptance and an understanding of user interactions that will truly address user needs.

Web page: http://usefil.eu

3 years
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Research topic: 

Elderly Health Monitoring, AI and Pervasive Computing, Smart Environments and Semantic Interoperability