Project IOANNA

Integration Of All stores Network & Navigation Assistant

IOANNA project focuses on mobility and social engagement. It will address user needs and integrate technological components of four successful AAL projects (T&TNET http://ttnet-aal.eu/zocaalo https://zocaalo.eu/SOPHIA http://sophia-aal.eu/ and Elders-Up! http://www.eldersup-aal.eu/), and two commercial products (Kwido and Famil.care).

With the additional contribution of new mechanisms, it will further assist senior and other citizens into their everyday needs focusing on the element of assistive mobility and social engagement through crowdsourcing. Our challenge is to help seniors stay up-to-date, engage them in local activities, help them to have a larger window on the world and bring them in contact with other people in a safe and secure way.

IOANNA offers an integrated solution that combines various services that can be found in different existing applications, plus some new innovative ones, into one platform. By regularly taking into account the users’ requests, we will put together already successful projects that did not hit the market, or did not fully unfold their potentials yet, providing one product that will get incorporated to everyday life, be intuitively useful, personalized, and recycle the knowledge that senior adults hold in their hands. This ICT-based solution will contribute to enhancing the quality of life of senior and other citizens in multiple dimensions, like health, wellness, home environment, social inclusion and communication. The findings of the user needs analysis will recursively help the development of better user environment and services that seniors would need the most. The biggest challenge to be addressed is a smartphone or tablet application that would be appealing for senior adults to be used as part of their everyday life.

The final product will be an online platform (web or smartphone/tablet application). The amount of users and their opinion of the platform will be a strong indication of whether the outcome will be successful. The use of IOANNA will be beneficial for the stores, as such we expect them to be among the regular end-users. Statistics of stores using the platform will offer an insight of the change in the market share with IOANNA’s use. We expect that senior adults will now be more confident to stay alone at home or go out and do the everyday activities that they used to do.

The IOANNA project has a duration of 30 month from 1-April-2018 to 31-Oct-2020. The total project cost is 1.520.000 Euro. The EC contribution is 940.000 Euro. This project is funded by the European Union’s AAL Programme.

SingularLogic Romania has received funding from the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI).

Project website: www.ioanna-project.eu