Summary: This project looked to investigate how information communication technology (ICT) could support elderly and disabled people against future challenges such as isolation, security, disability, health, financial hardship and independent living.
Description: The I-stay@home project (ICT Solutions for an ageing society) was conceived from information regarding the EU’s 2012 ageing report, indicating that the age profile of Europe is expected to change dramatically – towards an ageing society – in the coming decades. The project looked to investigate how information communication technology (ICT) could support elderly and disabled people against future challenges such as isolation, security, disability, health, financial hardship and independent living.
Funded by: Interreg NorthWest Europe.
- Joseph-Stiftung (Germany) – Lead Partner
- de ideale woning c.v. (Belgium)
- de Woonplaats (Netherlands)
- HABINTEG Housing Association Ltd (Great Britain)
- Le Foyer Rémois (France)
- Rheinwohnungsbau GmbH (Germany)
- Stichting Woningbeheer Betuwe (Netherlands)
- Vilogia (France)
- Volkshaard cvba (Belgium)
- Aareon France SAS (France)
- Foundation Smart Homes (Netherlands)
- Intent Technologies (France)
- SOPHIA living network GmbH (Germany)
Social housing organisations decided to participate in the I-stay@home project to provide new services to elderly and disabled tenants that would improve their comfort and would give them the opportunity to stay in their own homes.
Most housing organisations found the project very encouraging, motivating them to work on a concept for the future that will include assistive technology for elderly or disabled people.
With a list of products to choose from, the nine participating housing organisations each selected a number of technologies to test with their tenants and began recruiting for the piloting phase of this project. Each organisation chose technologies on the basis of what would be the most beneficial for their tenants to ensure that the solutions would only have a positive effect on their lives.