The SHAPES project participated in the IN-4-AHA’s first matchmaking event, showcasing how SHAPES promotes active and healthy ageing through technology in assisted living.

The IN-4-AHA matchmaking events aims to allow projects to scale-up their tested and ready-to-use digital and technical solutions, providing a more efficient uptake of innovation cycle in active and healthy ageing.

SHAPES project partners the EDGE, LAUREA, and UPORTO presented the SHAPES platform as a digital and technical solution to empower older people to live healthy and active lives, in autonomy, and independent.

Bárbara Guerra, EDGE, shared how the SHAPES Platform will empower older people in assisted living facilities by improved organizational and sociotechnical integrated care models that will be enabled by the interoperability between different digital and technical solutions (devices, systems).

Sari Sarlio, LAUREA, explained how the SHAPES platform is being built with a strong ethical and data protection framework to guarantee the older people’s fundamental rights, the ethical compliance of SHAPES activities with privacy, and data protection legislation, as well as European and EU Member States’ legislations.

Pedro Rocha, UPORTO, described a SHAPES pan-European and large pilot campaign methodology that is being adopted to test and validate the SHAPES platform’s effectiveness, usability, and impacts (societal, economical, technical), in real-life environments.

The event provided the opportunity to extend the SHAPES ecosystem into the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, through an enthusiastic expert forum where SHAPES and its platform have received good feedback about their role to mediate technology, homes, communities, and health & care organizations and systems, in assisted living facilities, among others.