Assessing the State of the Art and Supporting an Evidence-Based Uptake and Evolution of Open Service Platforms in the Active and Healthy Ageing Domain 

Funded under: H2020 SC1-HCC-02-2019

Project reference: Grant Agreement n. 875452

Start date 1 January 2020      End date 31 May 2022


Keywords: Active and Healthy ageing (AHA), Active Assisted living (AAL)

The seeks to deliver an inventory of the state of the art and analyse the use of open service platforms in the Active and Healthy Ageing domain, covering both open platforms -such as UniversAAL, FIWARE and partly-open/proprietary platforms developed by industry, and address the interactions between these platforms. To measure the impacts of such platform and enhance their uptake, the project proposal presents a methodology for monitoring open platform development, adoption and spread across Europe, by listing key factors that determine success or hinderance in their uptake by the end-user groups, and also the evolution of their ecosystems and stakeholder networks.

The proposed methodology shall be employed in the project to evaluate the use of open platforms by collecting and processing data from past and currently running European projects and other initiatives that are built upon such platforms. As such, the evolution in the further development of existing platforms and their sustainability will also be addressed. Following such knowledge acquisition, the project will elaborate evaluation guidelines and best practice models of integrating multiple platforms, taking account of technical, organisational, financial/business and legal aspects, with the aim to promote their future evolutions and a wider uptake by the end-user communities.