About Vizier

 

Vizier's Objectives

Vizier strives to improve the lives of the elderly by providing them with the tools to live longer independently. A commercially viable “open architecture” solution will be designed and developed to offer an intuitive and elderly friendly interface for utilising popular modern online services, as well as innovative and affordable Internet of Things (IoT) appliances already available on the market. The main goal is to encourage the elderly to improve the management of their daily lives, to stay physically, mentally and socially active and to ensure the elderly safety and wellbeing. Vizier proposes a hardware and software solution that includes a home system composed of, a range of sensors, smart (home) devices, a social companion and a set of applications to allow the elderly to access existing popular but difficult to use (online) technologies. Vizier will be built solely with the users in mind benefitting from the co-creation approach, which is a strong user-centric methodology where elderlies are involved in every step of the product development. The “open architecture” facilitates the development of an ecosystem and the possibilities for setting up partnership agreements that renders the product and services more commercially viable and scalable. Vizier will achieve a high commercialisation value, with the inclusion of existing proven technologies in combination with long-term research. With a strong involvement of commercial partners and leading research institutions, Vizier provides extensive expertise in both the technical and business & market fields, ensuring an optimal exploitation of the project’s results.


 

Vizier Sponsored Workshop accepted in ACM Multimedia 2017

Submitted by vizierAdmin on Thu, 04/20/2017 - 18:19

We are delighted to report that the workshop proposal by the Vizier consortium has been successfully accepted by the ACM Multimedia 2017, the premier academic conference on multimedia.
Vizier is co-sponsoring and co-organising the "2nd International Workshop on Multimedia for Personal Health and Health Care". The website for the workshop is currently being prepared and more information will follow up soon on this topic on the Vizier web page.

 

First Plenary meeting for the AAL project Vizier in Belgium

Submitted by vizierAdmin on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 16:02

On the 1st and 2nd of March 2017, the first plenary meeting for Vizier has taken place in at Verhaert’s premises in Kruibeke in the region of Antwerp in Belgium.

The meeting combined a regular project meeting and a product design workshop to develop the first Vizier ideas. Verhaert as an expert in the design and the development of innovative products for the industry lead this workshop by creating multidisciplinary groups to work together on

Kickoff Meeting for Vizier

Submitted by vizierAdmin on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:23

On the 19th of January 2017, the kickoff meeting for the AAL project Vizier has taken place as an online conference. In this meeting, all the important issues regarding the project have been discussed and plans for the following three years have been established