Project ehcoBUTLER: an open digital platform for apps that help older people to live actively and healthy
For many people ageing comes with physical or mild cognitive impairments. The main objective of the project is to demonstrate the socio-economic benefits from the deployment of an ICT social and e-health technological platform that enables older people to simply integrate their leisure and care apps. The project aims to assist seniors with cognitive impairment and promote health, satisfaction and personal wellbeing with different intervention levels. Another ehcoBUTLER project aim is to assist people to stay active, healthy and independent, and keep up a good quality of life. The ehcoBUTLER platform also helps family, caregivers and social care systems to share information on the activities, conditions and moods of those they care about. Finally it also provides a trusted ecosystem for apps providers.
The ehcoBUTLER platform hosts social and health apps that regard older people's daily living activities and promote healthy behaviours. It helps to optimize their physical, social and mental health through leisure activities, clinical guidelines and a disease-oriented agenda. Thereby it counters the most common reasons for nursing home or residence-admittance: isolation, cognitive and physical inactivity and sedentary behaviours
ehcoBUTLER will demonstrate the socio-economic benefits from ICT pilot projects with real users, including how the platform can help translate promising results into scalable practice across Europe. To that end the ehcoBUTLERplatform will be tested in 7 countries on 8 pilot sites, with different business cases, assessing their returns of investment as well as social returns on investment, including profitability, health care cost reduction and increased independence and quality of life. Countries involved are Italy, France, Serbia, Israel, Greece, Spain and the Netherlands.