ASSISTANT is now in its final, prototype phase and our final event will be held at ICT 4 Ageing Well, Lisbon, 20-22 May 2015. This international conference is a meeting point for anyone studying, applying or interested in information and communication technologies for improving older people’s quality of life - and for helping people stay healthy, independent and active throughout their whole lives. ICT 4 Ageing Well will disseminate best practice and innovation in the fields of social coordination and ambient assisted living. A range of activities are on offer, including keynote lectures, themed sessions, tutorials and a showcase for European projects.
The innovative ASSISTANT project is developing an application for the home PC and smartphone. The system helps older travellers plan public transport trips and provides guidance during their journeys. This guidance assists older travellers in finding the vehicle they need, advises on changing to other routes, alerts them when to get off a vehicle, and then assists with getting to their final destination. ASSISTANT also provides help if something goes wrong during a trip.
Come and see us at the European Project Space on 21 May, at our booth demonstrating ASSISTANT product. Also on 21 May, you are invited to take part in our interactive tutorial. This will show participants how ASSISTANT works. We will also take a look at “last kilometre” navigation, realistic ways of dealing with errors, app. personalisation, and design of small format interfaces for older people. To complement these activities, a paper will be given about the project during the plenary conference sessions.
Who should attend? Our demo and tutorial will be relevant for anyone interested in development, trialling, implementation and use of ASSISTANT. This includes R&D staff, companies, representatives of older people and local/transport authorities. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions, discussion and feedback on the utility of the ASSISTANT product.