Living Lab, User-driven Wellbeing in Satakunta Project is being carried out in Finland during 1.4.2012-30.9.2014. The goal of the project is to support elderly people with a memory disorder living at home. The purpose of the project is to test, survey and study the user’s experience of the latest welfare technology installed in real homes. The test groups of the new technology are: 1) elderly people, 2) domestic help and nursing personnel and 3) relatives and other care givers.
As a result, suppliers receive feedback from real users in order to develop or re-design their products and new, user-driven innovations. The municipalities and other providers of the testing environments have the opportunity to test technology before procurement. The project empowers elderly people to participate actively in designing products and services. The project is being supported by the Regional Council of Satakunta, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and municipalities of the region.
Key objectives of the project
1) To test products and services that enable elderly people to live safely and longer in their own homes, improve their overall wellbeing and quality of life and diminish their feelings of loneliness.
2) To bring the new Living Lab Model to elderly care services in order to produce user-friendly products and services for elderly people.
3) To share good practices and to network locally, nationally and internationally
For more information about the pervious project: The Living Lab on Wellbeing Services and Technology Project
Searching for a silver lining to Europe's age-old problem - Living lab in Real Economy program.
For more information, please contact:
Project Manager Niina Holappa
Tel. +358 44 710 5455