Method

METHOD

Key Facts

  • Co-creation with stakeholders and elderly
  • Controlled tests in naturalistic environments
  • Early consideration of business and economic perspectives
  • Consideration of various scenarios along the care continuum

The consortium will begin with an in-depth analysis of requirements and particulars involved in the deployment in a naturalistic use-case environment in Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality in Denmark. Project-internal sub-groups will approach the analysis from a different area of expertise and focus (e.g., Business and Economic perspective; Data Analytics and Recommender Systems perspective; Motivation and Acceptance perspective; Sensing and Monitoring, Rehabilitation Technology perspective). Then key aspects of REACH will be tested in controlled laboratory environments to ascertain the proper operation of the subsystems in development. Following successful laboratory experimentation, the consortium partners will deploy the resulting prototypes in Pilot use-case environments to further develop and test-deploy REACH’s verified sub-systems in use-case relevant scenarios.

The REACH Work Plan was constructed such that the objectives and impacts can be systematically and successfully carried out. The project is broken down into 9 distinct Work Packages (WPs). WP 1 details the analysis of use cases and relevant stakeholders required for a personalised solution. Work Packages 2 through 4 cover the three foundations of the REACH system, namely Sensing and Monitoring, Analysis and Planning, and Motivation and Intervention. WP 5 explores the implementation of REACH in care/rehabilitation environments. In WP 6, Work Packages 1 through 5 are integrated, tested, evaluated, and optimized. Work Packages 7 and 8 examine personalisation and user acceptance strategies and innovative service-oriented business strategies respectively. Finally, WP 9 contains work necessary for efficient management of the project and dissemination of the developed system.