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Funding: Veneto Region with state resources from the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies, contributions to support O.d.V. and A.P.S
Location: Veneto Region, Treviso provinceo
Duration: September 2021 – August 2022
ISF role: lead partner in partnership with Provincial Auser of Treviso and in collaboration with the Municipality of Treviso, Associazione Movimenti APS, Auser Cooperativa Sociale Solidarietà onlus, Auser Insieme per Crescere Odv Onlus, Auser Polaris APS

Home automation and digital skills against the isolation of fragile people

The project aims to ensure the well-being and health for all through the countering the conditions of fragility and disadvantage both of the elderly person who lives alone, and of the adult person with disabilities who lives an experience of housing autonomy. This through a survey of the real need and the preparation of a structured response in synergy with the territorial networks already active and with the use of intelligent home automation.

It starts from the idea of the home as a place par excellence where the elderly or adult with disabilities want to stay to still feel independent and give meaning to their life and from the undeniable difficulties that this common feeling generates for family members, social and health workers, and caregivers.

We noted the great availability of technologies and tools for domestic use on the market at low costs, but also the great difficulty in making it really usable to obtain effective and timely information. Therefore, Una Casa per Amico focuses on the possibility of selecting and integrating different components and services with the help of software developed by ISF APS and customized for each individual home.

With Auser APS it sets up 10 pilot apartments in different contexts in terms of level of fragility and need for monitoring, trains health workers, caregivers, and family members to use information that can highlight points of attention such as a high number of rising at night or unusual variations in ambient temperature.

It trains the users themselves to live with the home automation used to live with greater safety and to make the most of the possibilities of communication with friends and relatives that technology makes available to them.

Finally, it processes the information collected anonymously to obtain important data on its use and the difficulties that have emerged.