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Technology for Elderly


Sweden / Stockholm(Sweden)

Technology for Elderly © Hjalpmedelsinstitutet |

Technology for Elderly is a programme supported by the Swedish Government in order to increase the development of products and services that can assist senior citizens and their relatives in everyday life.

Coordinated by the Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology, the programme was launched in 2007 and more than 100 projects have already received support.

Companies, organisations and local government authorities can apply for project funding in this area. Besides, three municipal pilot projects were initiated in 2011 with the objective to test and develop new technology for elderly in their homes.

The Technology for Elderly programme has three main areas of focus: appropriate housing, accessible products and support for older persons as well as their formal and informal carers.

The projects supported by the programme contribute to different issues of importance in relation to technology and older persons, such as identification of user needs, design, development and testing of concepts, environments and products, as well as methods to support older persons and their formal and informal carers.

Project results and reports are available on the programme's website.

Promoter: Swedish Institute of Assistive Technology

SIAT is a national information centre and focusses on developing and sharing knowledge with professionals who work in the field of assistive technology and accessibility. SIAT carries out government assignments and programmes as well as pilot projects, courses and networks on both national and international levels. Recent areas of focus are housing environments for older person, assistive technology for older persons, assistive technology for persons with psychiatric, neuro psychiatric and or cognitive disabilities, and Design for all.

Contact: Magdalena Marklund :