Smart Aging is a project co-financed by the MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) in the context of the call for “Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation”.
This project aims to develop new systems which generate and process information in order to improve elderly people’s health, provide assistance to them and grant them more autonomy. To achieve these results, Smart Aging aims to develop and test a personal data collection (Personal Health Record) system interconnected with sensors and equipped with intelligent data-elaboration systems and systems to generate useful outputs to cure chronic pathologies, which often afflict elderly people, and at the same time to promote and drive people to adopt healthy and health-compatible life styles.
This project is designed to exploit new technologies and systems to revolution the way we handle information concerning elderly people’s well-being, prevention and cure for pathological conditions: it aims both to monitor those conditions and to implement intelligent ways so as to concretely actuate assistance planning, autonomy support, well-being improvement and cure efficacy.
Taking into account the Aging Society phenomenon, this project aims to generate an environment in which to acquire, store and process personal data and clinical information. The system will be integrated with the Electronic Health File, in accordance with the indications of Ministry of Health. The purpose of the project will be to directly assist citizens and make the clinical practice more efficient on the basis of their personal data.
Data acquisition systems will be developed in the following areas:
– Home Area Network
– Body Area Network
– Gym Area Network
– Bicycle Area Network
– Smart City Area Network
Elaborating personal data allows to summarize citizens’ data and correlate them with clinical data, thus creating a summary available for evaluation by medical operators, which helps making pharmacological treatments more efficient and generates alerts and assistance systems, which in turn prolong citizens’ well-being and independency.