The city of Catanzaro took part to the initiative by the Calabria Region promoting “Living labs”, namely research and development actions to innovate local public services though a collaborative process between local public administrations, end users and citizens.
The Living Lab in Catanzaro carries out activities such as:
1. Smart Living and Moving for non-self-sufficient elderly in the urban environment - The project aims to ensure the development of assistive devices, systems, and user-friendly applications in fields such as e-health, home automation, telemedicine and smart moving for the elderly people through the creation, experimentation and dissemination of prototypes of Integrated Home Care services. Actions include:
This innovative model provides a monitoring, assistance and rehabilitation service through telematic support provided remotely by a service centre equipped with remote teams. An integrated platform for tele-monitoring and tele-consultation is also previewed, including hardware and software to support home care workers.
2. Innovation in "Street Art" and in the use of registers of works of art in the urban environment - The project aims to improve the enjoyment of culture and works of art within the city, giving the possibility to the local community to know and connect electronically to the works of art spread throughout the city and its territory. An App will include: a navigator to culture and art heritage in the city and its territory (to be geolocalised by the city and citizens also can add information); the possibility of searching according to criteria such as proximity, style, typology, etc.; material for information on each site; …. The project also includes a platform using blockchain technology that allows to release, archive, consult and exchange documents.
3. Smart treatment and disposal of asbestos and energy efficiency - The project focuses on treatment and disposal of asbestos to promote energy efficiency. Alternatives being studied are: