DAPAS – DEPLOYING AAL PACKAGES AT SCALE
DAPAS aims at delivering a innovative solution, which is based on the needs of older adults and their relatives. The project will bring together successful outputs of previous AAL projects, like Emma, DALIA, zocaalo, kwido and RelaxedCare, developed from different companies in different countries. These innovative solutions will be combined to one product that can be distributed on a larger scale thus to improve quality of life of many people.
First, DAPAS will integrate differentiated service packages that increase security, supports activities of daily living and facilitates communication. Secondly, DAPAS will build up the organizational and technical structures and framework around the packages that allow for a distribution and plug & play installation in a bigger scale. Thirdly, DAPAS will evaluate the impact of the packages on users and the installation and distribution process in three countries – Portugal, Luxembourg and Austria – with varying culture and languages.
The General Objectives of the project are:
- Combine and adjust existing resources in projects and products (DALIA, Emma, RelaxedCare) whose success has been previously proven and form AAL support packages in this project;
- Create organizational and technical structures for an easy and large-scale distribution of DAPAS support packages;
- Evaluate the process of configuring and distributing a multinational and multilingual AAL solution (a process not covered in most AAL projects so far), validating the approach developed in the DAPAS project and applying the learning in its business strategy;
- Evaluate the impact and acceptance of AAL packages by users to apply the learning in their business strategy;
- Demonstrate the benefits of using a solution that provides AAL packages to end users through assessment, including relevant measures in the study.
MAIN TASKS OF CDC IN THE PROJECT:
Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra is the Portuguese field trial, that aims to test with 40 users the efficiency and acceptability of the DAPAS system.
In addition, Cáritas de Coimbra has an active role in the writing of deliverables, leads the “User advisory Board” and disseminates the project in various events, workshops and seminars.
Project Name: Deploying AAL Packages at Scale
Project Acronym:: DAPAS
Start date: 01/09/2018
End Date: 30/08/2021
Total Budget: 1 659.691€
Project Coordinator: exthex GmbH
- IDEABLE SOLUTIONS, SL
- AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
- Ideable Solutions
- University of Deusto, eVIDA
- Steftung Hellef Doheem
- Medical University of Vienna
- New Design University
- Red Cross Styria
DAPAS is co-funded by the European AAL Joint Programme (Active Assisted Living – ICT for Ageing, 2017) and, in the portuguese case, by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.