City4Age - Elderly-friendly city services for active and healthy ageing
City4Age - Elderly-friendly city services for active and healthy ageing was a European project co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (Grant Agreement number 689731). To reduce the economical and personal impact of the ageing population, sixteen partners including engineers, computer scientists, city planners, and public sector representatives have been brought together to develop digital tools aimed at prolonging independent living in older age. With a specific focus on Mild Cognitive Impairment and Frailty, City4Age sought to exploit the new possibilities arising from smart devices and the Internet of Things to both monitor and change health relevant behaviours in older adults. The collected data can be used in two ways: to identify segments of the population potentially at risk; and to closely monitor individuals already identified as specifically in need of close monitoring. In the latter case, negative changes of behaviours can be detected, prompting individualized intervention. The project has been piloted in six different cities from November 2016: Madrid, Athens, Singapore, Montpellier, Lecce e Birmingham.
The consortium coordinator was Politecnico di Milano, in cooperation with Fondazione Politecnico di Milano. The project involved sixteen partners from eight countries: Universidad de la Iglesia de Deusto, GeoMobileGmbH, Comune di Lecce, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid, DAEM S.A. (Municipality of Athens), Università di Pavia, Athens Technological Centre S.A., Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – IPAL lab (City of Singapore), City of Montpellier, Belit d.o.o., Università del Salento, MultiMed Engineers S.r.l., University College London – Centre for Behaviour Change, Birmingham City Council, and Future Cities Lab Ltd. The project lasted 30 months, from December 2015 to June 2018.