Three projects with empirica lead or participation feature among others in a new e-inclusion brochure edited by the European Commission. The booklet “Being Part of It” introduces the SOPRANO project, which is developing service-oriented smart home environment solutions for older European citizens. In addition, the MobilAlarm project’s role in developing an innovative, location-independent alarm service for older, disabled or chronically ill people is acknowledged. Finally, empirica’s research on ICT needs of older people in the framework of the Senior Watch study is referenced. The 2002 SeniorWatch market study researched the specific ICT needs of this clientele with the aim of guiding industry, research and policy makers.
The booklet will be distributed through the EC e-inclusion campaign "Be Part of It!“.