Life 2.0

The LIFE 2.0 project aims at fostering the involvement of older people in local communities through the development of location-based services. The LIFE2.0 consortium project have developed a community platform, accessible through a web page and an iPad application, which offer 3 main services: i) the Mutual Help service which enable sharing practices among older people and their neighbors, ii) the Event service which offers an updated list of events and activities organized by local associations and iii) the Market Place service which enables links among older people and local businesses and service providers. Within the framework of LIFE 2.0 we have explored the design and use of online communities and community networks with older people and other relevant actors of their local community.


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European older people community pilots at the Smart City Exhibition in Bologna

On October 16, the pilots runned within the Life 2.0 European project in Barcelona, Milano, Joensuu and Aalborg were presented at the Smart City Exhibition 2013 in the session on “The elderly communities as a resource: towards a new vision of welfare“.  The session, which was focused on the European research on e-inclusion within the framework […]

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The Life 2.0 pilot

The Life 2.0 project is about 1 year in the full pilot phase. Over 110 people, in the four pilot location (Aalborg, Barcelona, Joensuu and Milano), are now using the Life 2.0 platform to share helps and information and get to know the events in their local area. The platform has been designed following a […]

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Best Paper in the Community Informatics Research Network Conference

V. Righi, S. Sayago, J. Blat, (2012) Older people’s use of Social Network Sites while participating in local online communities from an ethnographical perspective. CIRN 2012 Community Informatics Conference: ‘Ideals meet Reality’, 7 – 9 Nov, Prato (Italy),

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GTI will be participating in NORDICHI 2012

Valeria Righi and Andrea Rosales will be participating in NordiCHI 2012 with two position papers in two different workshops. “Older people’s strategies for building trust in online communities through an ethnographical lens” will be presented in the workshop User-Centered Trust in Interactive Systems and “Ethnographic techniques with older people at intermediate stages of product development” will […]

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Life 2.0

The Life 2.0 project aims at generating innovative services to support elderly people’s independent living. The services will use location technologies and social networking to enhance elderly peolocalple’s access to information about what happens in their neighborhood.

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Life 2.0 General Assembly at GTI

The last 17th of October, the GTI hosted the General Assembly and technical meeting of Life 2.0 project.

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Two papers on Life2.0 about services for older people

Participation of the GTI in Irish HCI and INTERACT 2011 with two papers related to the work being conducted in Life 2.0

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