To achieve this, a smart coach will be developed that is tailored to the personal needs and wishes of older people and supports them in staying active in their living environment.
The project extends over three years and is divided into a total of ten different work packages, in six of which the Diocesan Caritas Association Cologne is involved. The key responsibility is mainly the management of the German cohort within the proof of concept study as well as in contributions of quality assurance in Living Labs. In doing so, the Diocesan Caritas Association Cologne acts in the interest of members and employees (stakeholders) as well as older users of health and social services. The association uses its long-standing expertise in the field of care to improve the health and quality of life of older people. As a leading association, it contributes to the dissemination of new technological developments.
The project is coordinated for the European side by the University of Siegen and for the Japanese side by Tohoku University.
The qualitative results of a study in the e-VITA project can be found in the publication User Perceptions and Needs Analysis of a Virtual Coach for Active and Healthy Ageing—An International Qualitative Study dated 19 August 2022, which can be found here: www.mdpi.com