Prosperity4All

February 7th, 2014  |  Published in Research

P4A
The world is increasingly being “technified”, yet many people can’t use modern ICT  due to Disability, (Digital) Illiteracy,  or Aging:

  1. We don’t have solutions for all.
  2. It’s too expensive for many.
  3. People don’t know what exists that would help them.
  4. Access to ONE device is no longer sufficient: access to all encountered devices is needed…

Three basic things are needed if you can’t use the technology that the
world around you requires you to use:

  1. It has to be possible for you to figure out what you need
  2. You need to be able to make that happen to any device you encounter
  3. The solution that you need needs to exist

Prosperity4All aims at delivering fully functional key elements –as opposed to “research prototypes”–of a holistic inclusion infrastructure that will entice, engage, and enable stakeholders and individuals to meet the above requirements and create or deliver the required solutions and/or services. It is self‐evident that one project alone, even an IP like Prosperity4All,cannot solve all problems and create all required services within 4 years. However, what we are promising is to lay a sound foundation for this and create a solid base‐infrastructure with incremental added value t
hat will enable the full growth into such an ecosystem. As a complete proof‐of‐concept, Prosperity4All will also deliver numerous real‐life implementations of services and applications that are accessible for all, thus proving the feasibility and applicability of the proposed ecosystem infrastructure across technology and user domains. TECO leads the collection of building blocks for this infrastructure.

Future computing environments as driven by the notions of pervasive computing are expected to give rise to information technology that is embedded in everyday life and is spontaneously formed from ubiquitous devices, objects, and services. The opportunities are manifold as Artefact Computing does not require any digital literacy to interact implicitly with a system through tangible interfaces. A specific problem that TECO will address in the context of the Prosperity4All project is the interaction with a myriad of different devices and objects in future assistive technologies. TECO also leads the efforts in evaluating the tools regarding their usability for developers to build implement novel real‐life implementations of services and application.

Project&Partners

This project is funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 610510.

  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung E.V., Germany
  • Raising The Floor-International Association, Switzerland
  • Ontario College of Art and Design University, Canada
  • LSE Enterprise Limited, United Kingdom
  • Internationella Handelshogskolan Ijonkoping AB*IHH, Sweden
  • Singularlogic Anonymi Etairia Pliroforiakon Sistimaton Kai Efarmogon Pliroforikis, Greece
  • Centre For Research And Technology Hellas, Greece
  • Fundosa Technosite S.A., Spain
  • Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica Spa, Italy
  • Participatory Culture Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Sensus Aps, Denmark
  • Kompetenznetzwerk Informationstechnologie zur Foerderung der Integration von Menschen mit Behinderungen, Austria
  • Fachhochschule Technikum Wien, Austria
  • Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart, Germany
  • University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Fundación Once para la Cooperación e Inclusión Social de Personas con Discapacidad, Spain
  • Age Platform Europe AISBL, Belgium
  • National Council for the Blind of Ireland, Ireland
  • Consorcio para el desarrollo de la Sociedad de la Información y del Conocimiento en Andalucía “Fernando de los Ríos”, Spain
  • OpenDirective Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Lifetool Gemeinnützige Gmbh, Austria
  • MLS Multimedia AE, Greece
  • Clevercherry.Com Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Universität Stuttgart, Germany

Start/End

02/2014 – 02/2018

Contact

Selected Publications

Matthias Budde, Till Riedel, Marcel Köpke, Matthias Berning, Michael Beigl (2014) A Comparative Study to Evaluate the Usability of Context-based Wi-Fi Access Mechanisms, 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2014), url, pdf

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