SOULMATE - Secure old people’s ultimate lifestyle mobility by offering augmented reality training experiences

An Neven, Tom Bellemans, A.D.A.M. Kemperman, P.E.W. van den Berg, Martijn Kiers, Lex van Velsen, Judith Urlings, Davy Janssens, Yves Vanrompay

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With ageing, travel becomes more and more complex. Physical and cognitive abilities may decline, and thus, elderly people may experience several problems that hinder them from travelling independently. One of the most difficult issues when addressing the problem of age-related travel restrictions is the heterogeneity of the ageing population. SOULMATE offers a non-intrusive and personalized mobility package that evolves with the end-user across his/her different life stages to ensure him/her to make secure trips. SOULMATE aggregates three types of mobility support: Indoor virtual training of a route, active routing during trips and monitoring by a coach at a distance during trips. For each individual, the desired or necessary functionalities can be chosen, based on his/her specific abilities and travel needs. The SOULMATE solution will be developed iteratively, in co-creation with end-users and stakeholders, and the package will be tested intensively, and evaluated in three countries (Belgium, The Netherlands and Austria) based on usability, technical and business aspects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-342
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event8th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH 2018) - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 5 Nov 20188 Nov 2018


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  • GPS-based monitoring
  • Mobile routing
  • Virtual and real-life user experiences
  • Virtual trip training


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