The European research collaborative project MOTION includes 9 participants from 5 countries. It has been selected in the 5th call of the Ambiant Assisted Leaving program. Its goal is the development of a novel physical training service for seniors which will be tested on two pilots sites.
The service uses a high level video system allowing four simultaneous training sessions by a coach. When a user subscribes, he receives an all in one PC remotely controlled and sessions can immediately started.
Two pilot sites are planned to evaluate the service, one in France in the town of Caen and one in Italy, in the town of Bologna. Both pilot sites are managed by local organizations and carefully customized to local social cultures.
Some future exploratory capabilities are studied and tested during the project including the possibility of using the service on digital tablets, full mobile connectivity, use of medical sensors and use of motion recognition technology.
Human sciences study
An ergonomic, psycho sociological, physical and physiological study will be achieved to evaluate and improve the service. The study will also compare cultural habits allowing thus a better adaptation of the service to local cultures.