News :: New AAL project: Adaptive embedded human interfaces designed for older people
New AAL project: Adaptive embedded human interfaces designed for older people
(07/12/2011) A new European Project, GoldUI: Adaptive embedded human interfaces designed for older people, co-funded by the European Commission under the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme has started in July 2011 with a duration of 24 months and involving partners from 3 different countries (Spain, UK and Italy). The objective of GoldUI is to improve the independence and participation of older people, for whom technology can present some problems and difficulties particular to the elderly. In order to foster independence and participation, GoldUI adopts an end-user perspective to develop and test technological solutions in the home environment and other related activities of daily living. GoldUI will allow the elderly to access a wide range of cloud-based services by using content adaptation and personalization techniques GoldUI will provide an older person with access to an extendable range of online services such as local library, social networking, home delivery shopping through multiple devices and communication channels: traditional telephone, smartphone or tablet, IP-TV and home radio. The service will be designed to complement other methods of information access such as “traditional” web browsing, use of specialized mobile phone applications, etc. It will provide a tailored, clear interface that will encourage older people to make greater use of online services. The project effort is on customization and tailoring of access for the older user.
See also: http://www.aal-europe.eu/