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NESTORE - Novel Empowering Solutions and Technologies for Older people to Retain Everyday life activities

Ageing population is growing faster in EU. ICT can provide solutions for Active Ageing, however the success of novel ICT solutions depends on the user perception about their efficacy to support toward health promotion and global wellness. NESTORE - Novel Empowering Solutions and Technologies for Older people to Retain Everyday life activities - will develop an innovative, multi-dimensional, personalized coaching system to support healthy ageing by: generating and sustaining motivation to take care of health; suggesting healthy nutrition and personalized physical and mental coach, as well as social interaction, to prevent decline and preserve wellbeing.

Key innovation element in NESTORE is the design of “pathways of interest” able to provide hints and services according to the user’s preferences, while ensuring that the overall wellbeing and health status is maximised. NESTORE leverages on novel ICT technologies: multi-domain unobtrusive monitoring system, including wearable and environmental sensors and tangible objects; intelligent Decision Support System, to analyse the seniors’ behaviour and provide personalized targets toward wellbeing; active coaching, developed as conversational agent, embodied in a physical companion that assumes different forms, able to establish affective communication through multimodal communication channels and to engage older people with personalized coaching activities in a single or multiple domains. Methodological strengths the approach are: co-design research adopted throughout the project; through system validation with respect to usability, acceptability and effectiveness; development of a sustainable ecosystem involving citizens and stakeholders for the co-production of wellness. NESTORE will adopt co-­design tools and methods that will seek to engage and elicit information related to perception, acceptance and usability of technology to support healthcare. Such methods have been shown to be beneficial in the evaluation and design of health-care interventions.

NESTORE is a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) project funded by European Commission under the H2020 programme - Societal challenge, Personalised Medicine, SC1-PM-15-2017 ( (Grant agreement n° 769643). The project will last 3 years, from September 2017 to August 2020. The NESTORE consortium is composed of 16 partners from 7 European countries (Italy, Belgium, Netherland, Romania, Spain,  Switzerland and United Kingdom): Politecnico di Milano – coordinator – supported by Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Universitat de Barcelona, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Shieffield Hallam University, University of Zurich, Technische Universiteit Delft, Loubourgh University, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Eurecat, Flextronics Design, Ropardo, Neosperience, La Meridiana due Cooperativa Sociale, Fundaciò Salut i Envelliment, Preventie Collectief and AGE Platform Europe AISBL.


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NESTORE is a project funded 
by Horizon 2020 European Union funding for Research & Innovation
Grant agreement n° 769643



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