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MELCO - Mobile Elderly Living Community


MELCO - Mobile Elderly Living Community

Duration: 26 months (2008 - 2011)

Start: 1/12/2008

Project Website:http://www.melco.cs.ucy.ac.cy/

Principal Investigator: Γιώργος Σαμάρας

Main Funding Source: ΙΠΕ-ΔΕΣΜΗ 2008 ΔΙΑΡΘΡΩΤΙΚΑ

Total Cost: 88 564

The main aim of the proposed project is the development of a Mobile Elderly Living Community (MELCO) system integrating innovative personalized Information Communication Technology (ICT) socialization and monitoring services making use of state-of-the-art mobile wireless technologies to improve the quality of life of elderly people, by stimulating and prolonging independent and active living in an outdoor environment. MELCO supports an innovative social community model encouraging and supporting active participation, communication, socialization, mutual assistance and self-organization of the elderly, promoting seamless integration and interaction of different people (family members, caretakers, medical professionals, friends etc.) from all ages at any time and any place and providing daily activity monitoring. The model places the elderly person in the centre of the services, making him both a consumer and producer of assistance.