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ACTIVAGE: IoT solution for Ageing In Place targeted to older adults living alone and their caregivers

Keywords: Active and Healthy Ageing, Assisted Living, Continuity of Care, Data Visualization, Detection
Digital solution and service (e.g. application/digital health portal/platform/AI based system/etc.)
Short description
ACTIVAGE is a solution based on IoT technology further developed and tested during ACTIVAGE project (H2020 funded large scale Pilot for Active and Health Ageing 2017-2020). It was tested through a pilot experience implemented in the city of Valencia on 525 older adults living alone and 1025 relatives who were their informal caregivers. The objective is to create a balance between the needs of the informal caregivers and the level of autonomy of older people by providing information about older daily activity both inside and outside home. Continuous monitoring both inside and outside the home of the older adults, identifying situations that may represent a risk and informing formal or informal caregivers. It consists on a service that allows to monitor older adults daily activity inside and outside home 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. The information about their activity indoors is collected through 4 room sensors that record presence, temperature and humidity (plus battery level) and 1 door sensor that records opening and closing events. A tablet functions as Gateway. The sensors connect via Bluetooth to the gateway which pre-processes the data and sends it to the cloud platform (FIWARE). To monitor outdoor activity, the older person carries a tracking app installed on their smartphone. The information is automatically sent to the cloud platform without any interaction from the older adults. Informal caregivers can consult an app that shows all that information. The app alerts for unusual situations (too much time away from home, no activity detected at home…) personalised by the user. It offers a review of complete information on daily routines, 24/7 access to data from the Smartphone and periodic activity reports with comparison and evolution. Health and socialcare providers use a Web portal to manage users. This web portal allow the supervision of the operation of the service, the Monitoring of the alerts received and the situation of older users, Visualisation of the daily routines of the older person, also detection of possible energy poverty and environmental risks (temperature and humidity). The technology was developed by MYSPHERA and the service model was defined by the local pilot partners, leaded by Las Naves. The solution is currently commercialised as service.
Economic value to patients
Impact on quality of life of seniors ( Average sense of security: 7.74/10) and also their relatives as inforaml caregivers. For informal caregivers: Care costs: 4,91% have reduced their expenses for care. Quality of life: 7.55/10, high impact perceived by caregivers.
The practice/case/tool is “on the market” and integrated in routine use. There is proven market impact in terms of job creation/spin-off creation or other company growth
teh solution is commercilised but developers are also working on scaling up functionalities.
Geographical scope
It can be scaled up to other regions and countries
Spanish and English
one pilot site with 525 older adults users (525 homes deployed) and 1025 relatives using the app during the project. After the project, 90 participants continued the service in the city thorugh monthly payment. In 2022, regional government funded a regional pilot with 30 homes at 2 rural municipalities at Castellon province. In 2023, 40 homes still pay for the service.
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Additional information

to patients / citizens
Remote monitoring apps/health outcomes tracking
Sensors/wearable devices
Personalised prevention apps
Smart homes/independent living support/ambient assisted living technologies
Home care
Primary target patient group (age)
Adults (25-64), Older adults (65+)
Addressed prevention area(s)
Environment (e.g., housing, workplace), Other (please specify below)
Detection of changes in daily activity patterns to alert of risk situations
Use case and care pathway positioning
Early detection and early diagnosis, precision diagnosis, Prevention and wellness, Integrated care pathways, Functional support and independent living (e.g., for frailty)
There is potential for integration with other digital services
Ready to be transferred to
The practice has been transferred in other locations, regions or national scale in the same country.
Plans for cross-border implementation
Are considered and will be developed in the near future
Connectivity of the solution with regional and/or national services
There is potential for integration with other digital services