ELISIR – Pharaon Second Open Call winner

Project Partners: Department of Engineering for Innovation – Università del Salento (DII-UNISALENTO), Consortium Ubiquitous Technologies s.c.a r.l (CUBIT), Department of Translational Medicine -Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” (DISMET-UNINA)

Country: Italy

ELISIR aims to gather and process targeted data to enhance the quality of life and the wellbeing for older people. Through the deployment of several sensors and devices, the primary objective is to gain a detailed understanding of the environmental and physiological conditions that impact the wellbeing of older people with the aims to formulate personalized interventions aimed at improving the lifestyle of older people. Data collection will be facilitated by carefully selected sensors and devices capable of continuously and non-intrusively monitoring both biomedical parameters (e.g., heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure) and environmental parameters (e.g., temperature, humidity), along with other indicators relevant to the health and well-being of older people. Additionally, emphasis will be placed on the quality of sleep, a crucial element for overall well-being. The collected data will then be partially transferred to a mobile app, providing older people and formal and non-formal caregivers realtime access to information regarding the health status of older people. This will enable them to automatically track all collected data and receive timely alerts in the event anomalies are detected. This will significantly contribute to improving the well-being of caregivers and enhancing the quality of care they are able to provide. Simultaneously, a management platform will allow for in-depth analysis of the data, furnishing useful tools and reporting to the facility housing older people, as well as other stakeholders such as medical professionals. Through the analysis of collected data, efforts will be made to identify new indicators that allow for tracking the trend of the older person’s health over time. In line with the Pharaon project, the solution will focus on optimizing key aspects for the physical and mental wellbeing of older people, including rest and social interaction, promoting an active and fulfilling lifestyle. The project will involve the implementation of one experimental pilot within a dedicated facility for older people. During the data collection phase, feedback will be gathered from participants to assess the system’s usability and identify any necessary improvements.