AGE Platform Europe embarks on a joint European – Japanese cooperation for smart ageing. The project e-VITA aims at designing a virtual coach that will support older people in remaining active in their living environment.
“Our goal is to empower older people to remain independent and active, manage their daily activities and improve their well-being”, explains Professor Dr. Marc Hassenzahl, Dean form the University of Siegen, project coordinator.
Japan is known for having one of the oldest populations in the world and its experience in researching ways to support older adults may be useful to address the needs of EU’s ageing population. This is why AGE decided to participate in this international research project that encourages international exchange of good practices in the field of active and healthy ageing.
The virtual assistant will be used individually at home – tailored to the person’s own living environment and responding to his/her personal needs and wishes in the fields of mobility, social interaction, leisure, cognition, physical activity, mood and spirituality.
The project involves 11 European and 11 Japanese partners.