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FoSIBLE - Fostering Social Interaction for a Better Life of the Elderly.  

The project FoSIBLE aims at creating an easy and usable way for communication and interaction of elderly people over distances. It was established to support and relieve social Interaction in the daily life of the elderly with regard to their individual living circumstances, needs and interests. This includes the promotion of existing local communities, as well as personal networks to allocate information about the neighborhood or facilitate participation of group meetings without being physically present. Furthermore, it sets out to offer channels for communication and social experiences with friends and relatives – or even strangers with similar interests or problems – through a console-based community platform.


  • Project start: May 2010
  • Project duration: 3 years
  • Funding: EU FP7
  • Coordination: University Duisburg-Essen
  • Partner: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, University of Siegen, Fraunhofer IMS, Université de Technologie de Troyes, CURE – Center for Usabilty Research and Engineering, Mauser Einrichtungssysteme GmbH & Co. KG, Kaasa solution GmbH, Les Arcades – Centre de Prevention AGIRC-ARCCO