Pharaon (, EN)

[…]  There is much to be admired in the WHO’s Healthy Ageing approach, but it is clear that InnoRenew CoE can do the most good by supporting the involvement of older adults in researching the topic and designing solutions.

This approach to user involvement is precisely the approach taken in the Pilots for Healthy and Active Ageing (Pharaon) project. Pharaon is funded by Horizon 2020 as a large-scale piloting project meant demonstrate how existing solutions can be combined to improve the health and well-being of older adults. The project will achieve this by developing simplified systems of technologies to:

  • reduce isolation and loneliness
  • create better health outcomes in terms of activity, disease, mental health and diet
  • increase engagement and social participation
  • improve the operational capacity of care facilities

In Slovenia, InnoRenew CoE leads the implementation of a pilot site hosted by Dom upokojencev Izola (DUI). Local partners SenLab and Ericsson Nikola Tesla are key contributors to the technological development of the pilot, while Slovenia’s National Institute for Public Health is involved to bring insight from public health, national actions and other relevant information. The pilot host is a retirement home that houses about 200 older adults at an open campus facility in the coastal town of Izola.

Read the whole article on InnoRenew’s website (click here)