While the European population is ageing, life expectancy is increasing. European Union citizens can remain productive and active far beyond the standard age of retirement. Sustaining longer and healthy lives requires solutions that prevent or minimise risks of injury, frailty, and long-term chronic diseases.
SHAPES – Smart and Health Ageing through People Engaging in Supportive Systems is an Innovation Action funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme involving a total of 14 European countries. It aims at creating an integrated technological platform that will bring together a wide range of digital solutions, focused on improving the health, wellbeing, and independence of people as they get older. This interoperable platform will offer a network of large-scale interconnected digital products and services, that will empower older adults, families and caregivers, to solve real and meaningful problems. These solutions are intended for older adults facing a temporary or permanent reduction of functionality and capabilities, whether physical or psychological, but also to help those who are healthy to maintain their health and well-being for as long as possible.
Our consortium of multi-disciplinary partners spans across the European continent. Take a look at who’s involved and how they’re applying their expertise and solutions for smarter and healthier ageing.