Vizier – an Elderly Friendly Interface to Modern Online Services and Internet of Things (IoT)

Project Description

Vizier proposes a modular and extendable “open architecture” hardware and software solution that includes a home system composed of a range of sensors, IoT appliances, a social companion (presented as a robot or virtual human) and a set of applications to allow the elderly to access existing popular but difficult to use (online) technologies and IoT technologies. Vizier will be built solely with the users in mind benefitting from the co-creation approach, which is a strong user-centric methodology where users are involved in every step of the product development. Together with the end-users, the project aims to identify popular online services and affordable IoT appliances that can help the elderly in their daily life, and develop an innovative solution aiming at making these technologies accessible to the elderly to better their life quality. The vizier prototype will be deployed in elderly houses for practical validation. New tailor-made evaluation approaches will be used during the pilots, investigating the impact and acceptance level of the Vizier solution.

Internal Collaborators

Kieran Moran, Noel O’Connor, Dr Cathal Gurrin

External Collaborators

Université de Genève,  Switzerland,

Servisource Healthcare Ltd, Ireland,

NetUnion sàrl, Switzerland,

Verhaert New Products & Services NV, Belgium,

Acapela Group S.A, Belgium,

Familiehulp vzw, Belgium,

Association VIVA, Switzerland,

Funding Body

Europe H2020 – AAL