Project Name: Novel Empowering Solutions and Technologies for Older people to Retain Everyday life activities


Ageing population is growing faster in EU. ICT can provide solutions for Active Ageing, however, the success of novel ICT solutions depends on the user perception of their efficacy to support health promotion and global wellness.
NESTORE developed an innovative, multi-dimensional, personalised coaching system to support healthy ageing by: 1) Generating and sustaining motivation to take care of health; 2) Suggesting healthy nutrition and personalised physical and mental coach, as well as social interaction to prevent decline and preserve wellbeing.
The main concept was to develop NESTORE as a friend and a coach able to support both the individual and the social dimension. The friend NESTORE understands the emotional status of the user; the coach NESTORE understands the “weaknesses” of the user and proposes actions and activities that improve and maintain wellbeing. Key innovation element in NESTORE is the design of “pathways of interest” able to provide hints and services according to the user’s preferences while ensuring that the overall well-being and health status are maximised.
NESTORE leverages novel ICT technologies: 1) a multi-domain unobtrusive monitoring system, including wearable and environmental sensors and tangible objects, 2) an intelligent Decision Support System, to analyse the seniors’ behaviour and provide personalised targets toward well-being 3) active coaching, developed as a conversational agent, embodied in a physical companion that assumes different forms, able to establish affective communication through multimodal communication channels and to engage older people with personalised coaching activities in a single or multiple domains.
Methodological strengths of our approach are: 1) co-design research adopted throughout the project 2) thorough system validation with respect to usability, acceptability and effectiveness 3) development of a sustainable ecosystem involving citizens and stakeholders for the co-production of wellness.

Reason for applying to services

The NESTORE project ended in 2021, but the exploitation of its outcomes is still ongoing. In particular, coaching systems for active ageing are becoming a priority in the next EIC Pathfinder Challenge, so a need for system integration in an Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) standard is relevant. Our interest is to further contribute to the standardisation requirements & policies

Main Standardisation Interests

During NESTORE we experienced the issue of interoperability among different devices for monitoring physical, physiological, behavioural, nutritional and social habits. In the beginning, we were directed towards to UAAL platform, but the difficulties of such open access standards made us develop a new scalable and integrated system with proprietary interfaces.

Please refer to the enclosed UAAL assessment report for further details.

Open Call Topic(s): Health

Project Acronym: NESTORE


Grant Agreement Id: 769643

Start Date:

End Date:

Programme: H2020-EU.3.1. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Health, demographic change and well-being

Call for proposal: H2020-SC1-2016-2017

Funding Scheme: RIA - Research and Innovation action

Pool of Experts

Scott Cadzow

Scott Cadzow

Consultant, C3L (Cadzow Communications Consulting Ltd)
Full profile