Personalizable services for supporting healthy ageing

PELOSHA aims to create an integrated solution that can support older adults in managing their health as they age. The system will provide a personalizable environment in which all key aspects of older adults’ health can be addressed with specialized AAL services and applications. The package will allow to smartly select services adequate to the current needs of the end-user, ranging from assisting them in preventing diseases, detecting symptoms of increased risk of health deterioration up to the management of life with chronic diseases.

Creating a solution that is capable of evolving with the evolving needs of its users shall facilitate achieving the goal of remaining healthy, which is one of the key factors influencing people’s ability to lead an active and independent life. This goal becomes even more difficult to achieve as people age. Yet, undertaking adequate measures to prevent diseases, reacting to the inevitable development of frailty, and eventually making sure the developed chronic condition does not exclude one from active participation in society is especially important for older adults. Therefore, PELOSHA aims to employ advances in mobile- and telehealth, artificial intelligence and the internet of things to create a comprehensive ICT-based solution that makes the challenge of managing one’s own health easier. The existing technologies allowing to deal with individual aspects of this challenge are getting integrated into a smart application facilitating a personalized approach to healthy living for older adults. The PELOSHA solution is co‑designed and tested with the participation of end-user representatives from 3 European countries.

The project creates a solution that allows us to easily deliver personalized environments for the seamless management of their own health by diverse groups of older adults. These may include active people before retirement, retired active persons, or people living in assisted housing. Since these groups differ in particular health-related needs due to their different ages and lifestyles, the project selects a specific use case for its starting market scenario. This scenario shall be verified in a pilot launch of the system so that the solution can be provided as a product within the months following the end of the project.

The project is implemented by an international scientific and industrial consortium composed of Polish, Belgian, Swiss and Hungarian organizations. Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center is the leader of the consortium, which includes COMmeto bvba, e-Point bvba and Woonzorgcentrum Sint Jan Berchmans from Belgium, terzStiftung and University Hospitals of Geneva from Switzerland, RadiÖko Kft from Hungary, and ITTI Sp. z o.o. and Grinfinity Sp. z o.o. from Poland.

Start date: 2018-07-01
End date: 2021-06-30
Role: Coordinator
Origin: Foreign project
Funding: Eureka/AAL