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The Fit4Work project aims at delivering an innovative system capable of detecting, monitoring and countering physical and psychological stress related to occupation of older adults. To this end the project will build on top of a combination of state-of-the-art ICT, including such advanced technologies as 3D motion sensing, wearable wellness sensors, ambient sensors, mobile devices, AAL middleware and cloud services. These off-the-shelf technologies will be extended with specialized components able to collect, store and analyze physical and mental fitness related information in order to provide personalized recommendations and exercises through intuitive virtual reality based user applications. From the point of view of end users the resulting product is a light-weight coupling of non-distracting devices with a smartphone equipped with a 3D motion sensor and a watch-like wellness sensor forming the core of the personal wellness network.
The service provided this way makes it possible to continuously monitor self at work and manage own fitness thanks to highly motivating training participation scheme. As a result Fit4Work supports increasing quality of lives of end users and their health-related fitness, thus making them more eager to actively participate. High quality of the proposed service model is ensured through collective expertise of the project consortium and through the fact that Fit4Work developments are driven by end user participation at all stages of project implementation. In Fit4Work end users define initial requirements, continuously support technological teams with their expert knowledge on ICT usability for older adults, validate the system prototypes in two pilot trials and provide input for the market analysis leading to elaboration of a detailed business model. These users act as representatives of the target group of Fit4Work solution users, which includes most persons aged 55 and more, actively occupied in paid and voluntary settings.