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A user-driven approach to developing ambient assisted living systems for older people: The SOPRANO project

: Sixsmith, Andrew; Mueller, Sarah; Lull, Felicitas; Klein, Michael; Bierhoff, Ilse; Delaney, Sarah; Byrne, Paula; Sproll, Sandra; Savage, Robert; Avatangelou, Elena


Soar, J.; Swindell, R.; Tsang, P.:
Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide
Hershey: IGI Global, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-615-20825-8
ISBN: 978-1-615-20826-5
ISBN: 1-615-20825-9
European Commission EC
FP6-IST; 045212; SOPRANO
Service-oriented Programmable Smart Environments for Older Europeans
Aufsatz in Buch
Fraunhofer IAO ()

This chapter describes some of the results of the EU-funded SOPRANO project to develop an Ambient Assisted Living system to promote active ageing and ageing-in-place. The chapter outlines SOPRANO's experience and application research approach to ensure that end-users are involved in all stages of the research and development. A number of key areas for application development were identified and developed as a set of use cases (or descriptive models), for example for medication reminding, and to support exercise. These use cases were further refined through visualization and iterative prototyping techniques with end-users to ensure usability, usefulness and acceptability for users. The SOPRANO prototype system is described together with future plans for deployment in demonstration sites and field trials.