Back in January this year, the PROGRESSIVE Final Conference and second meeting of the CEN/CENELEC STAIR-AHA Platform took place at the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB), Brussels (Belgium) and was supported by the PROGRESSIVE project.
Sixty-four experts on active and healthy ageing from 16 European countries (plus Australia), represented the diversity of stakeholders in the standardisation field. Eleven high-level experts on Active and Healthy Ageing and on standardisation facilitated the discussion with the audience members on age-friendly communities as enablers of Active and Healthy Ageing; on inclusiveness in standardisation, taking accessibility and usability as a use case; and on age-friendly smart homes as a tool for independent living.
A panel of expert on age-friendly smart homes had a roundtable. Mr. Frederic Lievens (Telehealth Quality Group, PROGRESSIVE) moderated the panel of experts on age-friendly smart homes, comprised by:
- Ms Sara Casaccia, Post Doc – Università Politecnica delle Marche, Homes4Life project
- Ms Julia Wadoux, Policy Coordinator for Health, ICT and Accessibility, AGE Platform Europe (Homes4Life partner)
- Ms Lydia Vogt, Project Manager, DIN, PROGRESSIVE.
Ms Sara Casaccia (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Homes4Life project),presentedthe Homes4Life project. Homes4Life will develop a European certification scheme for ageing in place. This European Certification Scheme will be based on an inspirational and realistic long-term vision at 2040 of people’s needs and requirements. It will integrate construction and digital solutions when this is beneficial to do so, -it will be flexible in addressing the specificities of each country, and it will be compliant with both new and existing buildings.
Learn further about PROGRESSIVE and its outcomes at https://progressivestandards.org