Project for age-appropriate living wins DC prize
The project “Smart Service Power”, in which the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center took part as a partner, has been awarded the DC Information Society Prize 2017 by the Diplomatic Council (DC) – a global think tank and consultant of the United Nations facilitating bridge building between diplomacy, economy and society. Dr. Bettina Horster (board member of the VIVAI Software AG in Dortmund and project director of “Smart Service Power”) and Michaela Bonan (project director of “Nordwärts” and “Smart City Dortmund”) accepted the prize together from Hang Nguyen, secretary general of the Diplomatic Council in Frankfurt.
This award is combined with the nomination for the “World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prize 2017” of the United Nations. With this award the DC recognizes projects in information and communication technology which contribute prominently to the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agreed upon in the last UN general assembly.
What is the project about?
“Smart Service Power” deals with age-appropriate, technology assisted service living in the district and is within the EU unique. In the joint project functions from the areas of E-Health, Smart Home, AAL (Ambient Assisted Living), emergency call systems, care and concierge services are being integrated und the networked data of the user are analyzes using algorithms. This way, the person’s needs can be derived context-based, and intelligent services can be offered automatically. The human being, especially the needs of the residents and the care staff, are the main focus (care 4.0).
In the model regions Dortmund and Arnsberg Smart Service Power is going to build a platform which “gives senior citizens more self-responsibility and an increased well-being and allows for a prolonged stay in their own home”, Dr. Bettina Horster is certain.
Besides the Fraunhofer-inHaus-Center, the core team of the project consists of the VIVAI Software AG (consortium leadership), the Fachhochschule Dortmund, DOGEWO 21, the nursing service Hübenthal Dortmund and the InHaus GmbH, Duisburg. Associated partners are the cities Dortmund and Arnsberg, Trilux GmbH, Barmer GEK and AXA Insurance, architects Schamp & Schmalöer as well as Smart Home Deutschland e. V. and the Internet Society eco e. V. The project is supported by the EU (European Regional Development Fund) and the State of NRW.