SOCIABLE
Information
Programme
FP7-CIP-PSP
Project Title
Motivating platfrom for elderly networking, mental reinforcement, and social interaction
Project Active
No
Website
Project Duration
May 2009 - July 2012 (39 months)
Budget
€ 4,599,998
Funding
€ 2,299,998
Project Summary

SOCIABLE piloted a radically new ICT based approach for integrated support of mental activity, as well as boosting of social interaction for individuals that have been diagnosed to suffer from mild dementia. SOCIABLE integrated human support and care services offered by care centres and specialized/expert operators (e.g., geriatric internist, geriatric psychiatrist, neurologist, neuropsychologist or geropsychologist),with state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure and independent living technologies. This new approach was build upon three tested (in the scope of the award winning ElderGames project) technological pillars, which had proven therapeutical value , namely:

(a) Novel perceptive mixed reality interfaces based on multi-touch surfaces,

(b) An open platform for cognitive training games development, which allows the flexible creation and customization of cognitive training games and

(c) “Profiling” and social “matching” capabilities boosting social networking and interaction between aged individuals.

SOCIABLE was piloted with the participation of 350 senior citizens in 7 different pilot sites from 5 European countries (Belgium, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain).

Overall, SOCIABLE integrated, deployed and operated an innovative ICT-enabled on-line service for assessing and accordingly reinforcing the mental state of the elderly through pleasant gaming activities for cognitive training, while at the same time boosting their social networking and activating their day-to-day interpersonal interactions. SOCIABLE was envisaged as a service with high potential for societal impact that could add significant value to current service offerings of care services providers. Furthermore, it was associated with a clear business potential for sustainability and wider use by care service providers within (but also outside of) the SOCIABLE consortium.

SingularLogic was the coordinator of SOCIABLE project and also acted as the primary technological provider and integrator of the project.