FARSEEING is a collaborative European Commission funded research project with 10 partners distributed in 5 EU countries. It aims to provide a thematic network focusing on the issue of promoting healthy, independent living for older adults. FARSEEING aims to promote better prediction and prevention of falls and to support older adults with a focus on ICT devices and the unique proactive opportunities they can provide to older adults to support them in their own environment. The work of FARSEEING is practical and consists of a series of work packages which interact to expand research, technological development and knowledge in this area. The FARSEEING website has been designed to share this evolving knowledge with the wider public, research, technology, policy and health and social care communities. It also enables you to share your knowledge and expertise with us. As part of the FARSEEING community you can access links to the latest evidence, you can discuss experiences, share knowledge, ask questions and seek advice on our discussion forums and we will also update you on the research project.
The core work packages within the research project include:
WP2: User perspectives and psychological aspects about ICT technologies for “ageing well”
WP3: Technological development
WP4: Implementation and operational validation of longitudinal monitoring of mobility to early predict mobility disability & falls.
WP5: Telemedical service models
WP6: Knowledge acquisition, consolidation and generalisation about falls through a meta‐database
WP7: Designing and testing a complex/self‐adaptive intervention to reduce fall risks
WP9: Business Models