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Regional everyday and leisure mobility for senior citizens - the example of the city of Darmstadt


Regional everyday and leisure mobility for senior citizens - the example of the city of Darmstadt
Original Language Title: 
Regionale Alltags- und Freizeitmobilität für Senioren am Beispiel der Stadt Darmstadt

Background & policy context: 

For all generations, unrestricted individual mobility is crucial for social exchange and participation. A self-determined life in old age therefore requires support in coping with distances.


The project inDAgo develops the inDAgo assistant, a personalized multifunctional device and a mobile application that users carry with them.

The device allows access to various data sources, information and navigation services tailored to the target group and individual requirements. This enables users to find out about events and leisure activities in Darmstadt, for example. At the same time, the inDAgo Assistant can guide its users to a destination based on the data stored about them. For example, if a senior who has difficulty running, wants to make an appointment with a doctor using buses and trains, the assistant suggests a suitable route and schedule for his or her needs.


In addition to providing information and navigation aids, the system supports contacting other participants. This enables elderly people with the same interests and needs to network and, for example, to visit an exhibition together. In tricky situations - such as when an elderly person has lost his or her orientation on the way - he or she can contact a person of trust via the assistant and ask for help.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
Federal Ministry for Education and Research BMBF
Type of funding:
Funding Source(s): 
Federal Ministry of Education and Research

HEAG mobilo GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany
Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt
UID GmbH, Mannheim
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Darmstadt
Science City Darmstadt Marketing GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany
traffic information management GmbH, Dieburg

HEAG mobilo GmbH
Klappacher Straße 172
Contact country:
+49 (0) 61 51 709-40 00
Fax Number: 
+49 (0) 61 51 709-41 46