Are smart technologies allies or enemies of the elderly?

Social services Prague 9, z.ú. invite legal and natural persons to participate in the Silver Star Challenge within the I-CARE-SMART project of the European Regional Development Fund, aimed at creating innovative approaches to addressing the needs of seniors in the Czech Republic. It is aimed at creating innovative solutions that will respond to the needs of seniors.

Project CE 1516 i-Care-Smart-2119

“The CZSO statistics show that the number of people aged 65 and over is growing and will continue to do so. On the positive side, their average age is increasing, so centuries among us are no exception today, ”says Michaela Žáčková, Director of Social Services, Prague 9, z.ú. “In connection with this, it is increasingly relevant to create the best possible conditions for a full life. That is, those where they will not feel that they are on the ‘edge of society’, but part of it with everything, “he adds. It further emphasizes that experience from developed countries shows how much meaningful activities associated with smart solutions and modern technologies have an impact on the mental and physical health of older people. The costs incurred in this way are reimbursed several times in the reduction of funds for health care and accompanying services.

Immobile client homes for seniors on virtual flights to the sea-2119

The I-CARE-SMART project therefore aims to connect seniors, local authorities, health and social service providers, R&D representatives and business representatives to establish long-term cooperation in creating conditions that respond to the needs of the generation that is deserved rest. “Long-term interaction between all actors should ensure that the needs of seniors are taken into account at all stages of the process of developing smart solutions. Thanks to continuous validation by end users, these solutions will become easier to market, ”explains Veronika Schwarzová, I-CARE-SMART project manager for Social Services Prague 9, z.ú. project goal.

The call is intended for startups, small and medium-sized enterprises, universities, research teams and other innovative entities (legal and natural persons) that are dedicated to technologies in addressing the needs of seniors, support in care for the elderly and health and social care and related leisure activities. The proposed solutions should respond in particular to the following needs of people of retirement age: promoting self-sufficiency, maintaining the highest possible degree of autonomy and independence, being able to stay at home for as long as possible, safety and security in carrying out normal daily activities (hygiene, food, body care . You can choose either an international call (application deadline is May 12, 2021) or a regional call for the Czech Republic (application deadline May 31, 2021). More information will be provided to journalists and other interested parties at an online press conference to be held on May 5, 2021.

You can find the call form on the international Silver Star platform
More information about the I-CARE-SMART project at

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