As part of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP AHA), a new report was released in May, which examines the state of the art of the use of new technologies (ICT) to promote age-friendly environments and better identify older people’s needs.
The Action Group Innovation for Age-friendly buildings, cities & environments (called Action Group 4) of the EIP AHA brings together regional and local authorities which focus on improving physical and social environments to support active and healthy ageing throughout the EU. The participants of the Action Area 4 undertake joint initiatives to promote age-friendly environments by increasing the effectiveness of targeted solutions based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) products, applications and services.
In this framework, an analysis of the state of the art of ICT for Age-friendly environments has been produced thanks to the contribution of Polibienestar Research Institute, UPM-LST, ISOIN & CBIM. The document, which is the first deliverable of the Action Area 4, provides a review of best practices and detects gaps about older adult users’ needs in relation with outdoors activities, from the point of view of ICT based solution. The deliverable focuses on the solutions available in fields strongly related to ageing such as: neurodegenerative diseases, dementia, social inclusion, accessible tourism, ambient assisted solutions.