Research project

ReAAL - make it ReAAL (ISTI) (DIT.AD009.016)

Thematic area

Engineering, ICT and technologies for energy and transportation

Project area

e-Health (DIT.AD009)

Structure responsible for the research project

Institute of information science and technologies "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI)

Other structures collaborating in the research project

Project manager

Phone number: +39 050 621 3069


The headline objective of ReAAL is to promote standards, guidelines and reference platforms for interoperable solutions in the domain of active and independent living and demonstrate by 2015 an ICT ecosystem that uses them in pilot sites involving at least 5000 users in at least five countries. In this context, ReAAL will validate the role of common open platforms in putting interoperability standards in place and measure the related socio-economic impact. The evaluation framework will be multidimensional, allowing to also consider the ethical, legal, market, quality of life, and user experience impacts in addition to the socio-economic impact. Finally, best practices associated with the technical and organisational aspects of the deployment and public procurement will be collected, the effectiveness of the value chain for different business and organizational set-ups assessed, and existing business models refined and consolidated. ReAAL will make its findings and recommendations available in a public knowledge portal that should serve as the ultimate reference for best practices and lessons learned in case of large-scale roll-outs with interoperability focus.


With the universAAL platform as the technical basis, the ReAAL set of pilot sites will:
1)Deploy at least seven applications and services in support of independent living in at least five European countries
2)Establish an initial portfolio of independent-living applications and services around the universAAL platform that can use the large-scale deployments as an evidence for promoting both the platform and the
applications towards achieving a first market breakthrough.
3)Establish the necessary circumstances for the emergence of an initial universAAL ecosystem by showing the platform usefulness and spreading the related technical knowledge
4)establish a multi-dimension evaluation methodology to measure the impact of the deployment of the universAAL ecosystem
5)Collect and spread a set of best practices associated with procurement policies and procedures
6)Provide evidence of the values of open platforms
7)Validate the effectiveness of the value chain
8)Refine and consolidate the business model of universAAL

Start date of activity



Ambient Assisted Living, piattaforma di comunicazione

Last update: 06/06/2023