Which of these fields of Active and Healthy Ageing are addressed by your initiative?
Health literacy and patient empowerment, Personalized health management, Prevention and early diagnosis of functional and cognitive decline, Integrated care for chronic conditions, Assisted daily living, Independent living solutions, Social inclusion (intergenerational practice, work and volunteering), Age friendly buildings, environments, and communities.
If none of the above, answer here:
Please describe if and how your stakeholders (cooperation partners, funders, users, etc.) have been participating in defining the problem and developing the solution.
We believe that all stakeholders are invaluable for delivering a high quality product to the end-users. On one hand, the cooperation partners offer the design, development, and management tasks of the project, as well as, the requirements’ shaping and consolidation and the final pilot evaluation of the products and services. The funders provide their knowledge in the field and organize the future updates of our products and services. Last but definitely not least, the end-users of the products will give information related to their accessibility requirements and capabilities, for example the size of the picture most elderly people can view without problems or the volume of the default narration sound in each photo. Such feedback will give us the means to achieve the difference through small but important details.
Has your solution been tested in trials, experimentations, or pilot projects? If yes, please describe the process and outcome.
The application was tested successfully with elderly people with mild cognitive impairment from the Greek Association of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. Both the caregivers and the elderly people can hear and follow the audio instructions given by the mobile application. However in noisy environments an external Bluetooth amplified speaker was required. Overall, the outcome of the current tests is promising and gives us the confidence and the necessary knowledge to continue towards developing and delivering the final product.
What barriers might hinder the success of your initiative? How do you plan to overcome them?
The family and the caregivers of the people with memory difficulties, very often feel exhausted and hopeless and not willing to participate in a new experience through technology. We plan to mitigate this by giving them the message that their loved ones and people under their care can be a little happier in their lives with the use of the today’s available technology. The elder or other family member maybe believe that is difficult to operate our application, our answer is "Please try our - Free Lite Version".