E-Seniors is a non-profit non-governmental organization that aims at fighting e-exclusion by providing access and training in ICT to seniors and/or disabled people. Its main objectives are: to shrink, and where possible, bridge the digital gap between generations; to care for elders by fighting seniors’ isolation; to open new horizons for efficient use of free time.
Since its creation, E-Seniors has provided courses on ICT usage for seniors in various public locations and the association is constantly opening new locations all over the region in order to provide a “proximity” service that takes into account the rhythm, interests and needs of its potential audience. Through its work for elderly people and with them the organization also tries to increase awareness about the importance of ICT solutions in everyday life. E-Seniors invest resources in developing new applications and services to enable independent living as well as helping keep their physical and mental health. E-Seniors has both local and European projects related to active ageing and supporting older adults’ voluntary work.
Abertay is a modern University based in Dundee, Scotland (UK), recognised as a centre of expertise in researching digital technologies and their applications to address societal challenges. The university has a strong tradition in interdisciplinary research and innovation, providing expertise in areas relevant to the project (nutrition, social sciences and digital technologies).
Abertay has approximatively 5000 students and 200 members of staff. One of its core missions is to widen access to Higher Education and facilitate the access to university studies to people who may be traditionally excluded from this opportunity (e.g. people returning to study, mature students).
Research centre is a non-profit organization aiming to boost research, development and technological innovation within regional industry, thus making it possible the achievement of a constant competitiveness increases and product quality improvement. Its Educational Product Department comprises psychologists,
educationalists, teachers and sociologists and has sufficient capacity to assess in aspects relating to human development, learning, play activities, consumer trends and behaviours, the search for new market opportunities etc.
The main goal of the Therapeutic Leisure for Health area is to develop games and playful applications based on new technologies, using advanced visualization and interfaces interaction, with a high therapeutic value and allow preventive enjoy new entertainment options while improving cognitive and sensory capabilities of the target group.
VITECO is an Italian SME located in Sicily. Its staff is formed by professionals with engineering, graphic design, business administration and marketing & communication backgrounds. VITECO is provider of easy and intuitive e-Learning platforms,
serious games and online courses for both national customers and European partners in EU projects.
Its Serious Games aims to instil a learning-by-doing approach to learners, on one hand reducing inhibitions towards learning and on the other hand developing operational capabilities and transversal skills.
Simplicity and usability have always been VITECO’s main goals. Thanks to its long experience in e-Learning platforms, its customised solutions make online training pleasant either for teachers and for learners.