Elderly-friendly city services for active and healthy ageing

Principal Investigator
Professor Paolo Paolini, Politecnico di Milano
UCL team members
Dr Carmen Lefevre, Dr Artur Direito
Funder European Commission - Horizon 2020
Project start and end dates
December 2015 - June 2018
Project website

Project details

To reduce the economical and personal impact of the ageing population, 16 partners including engineers, computer scientists, city planners, and public sector representatives from seven European countries have been brought together to develop digital tools aimed at prolonging independent living in older age. With a specific focus on Mild Cognitive Impairment and Frailty, City4Age seeks to exploit the new possibilities arising from smart devices and the Internet of Things to both monitor and change health relevant behaviours in older adults. The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change is providing the behavioural science input for this project focusing on technical solutions for detecting and changing behaviours relevant to mild cognitive impairment and physical frailty.