Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Lifelogging services for older and frail people

Summary and overall aim

European and other countries around the world are facing crucial challenges regarding health and social care because of the demographic change and current economic context. Innovation in technologies and services for Active and Assisted Living stands out as one promising solution to address these challenges while profiting from the economic opportunities. For instance, lifelogging technologies may enable and motivate individuals to pervasively capture data about them, their environment, and the people with whom they interact in order to receive a variety of services to increase their health, well-being, and independence. The aim of this project is manifold: to increase the awareness of the ethical, legal, social, and privacy issues associated to lifelogging technologies; to propose privacy-aware lifelogging services for older people, evaluating their acceptability issues and barriers to familiarity with technology, to elaborate on possible strategies for overcoming them, promoting the use of technologies of all kinds, and opportunities to learn; and to develop specific applications referred to relevant use cases for older and frail people. The synergies produced by the international cooperation of experts from different disciplines will lead to robust and reliable lifelogging systems, which will provide more valuable and trustworthy services for the end users and will facilitate development and deployment, speeding up route to market for lifelogging solutions addressing older adults.

Project details

PAAL participated in the third joint call on ‘Ageing and place in a digitalising world’.

Project duration and budget

Project duration: 36 months
Project costs: €1.130.679


  • Universidad de Alicante, Spain.
  • Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy.
  • RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
  • University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Stockholm University, Sweden.