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Software development adapted for seniors

Our organisation type is:: University

We are active in the following Technologies: Service innovation, User perspective, Design, Hardware, sensors, actuators, Interfaces, software (front end)

Action type: Research, Development, Testing / Trials

Applications: Mobility





We are currently working on different AAL projects (see, through which we acquired a solid experience in software development adapted for elderly users. As final integrator for some of them, we learned how to work efficiently with end-users partners in order to propose solutions that are technically optimal but also perfectly adapted to the users needs, wishes and capacities. Our team is composed of scientists of course, but also of engineers that have many years of experience in the industry. We are therefore used to work with high quality standards. And if needed we can, thanks to our numerous links with industrial partners, to provide a full academic-SME sub-consortium.


Our expertise


  • Android. We develop our prototypes mostly on Android while the implementation on other platforms are usually done by our industrial partners.
  • Mobile sensors. Modern smartphones contain many sensors, like an accelerometer, a gyroscope or an atmospheric pressure chip, from where we are able to extract raw data and compute useful information.
  • Positioning. We are interested in all indoor and outdoor positioning techniques, going from classical solutions like Bluetooth or Wi-Fi fingerprinting, to more advanced techniques like the ones using the distortion of the magnetic field inside buildings or ultrasounds (so that the user doesn't need to wear any device).
  • Maps. We deal with indoor and outdoor maps as well as with all the GIS (Geographical Information System) related stuff, like the treatment of POIs (Points Of Interest).
  • Navigation. We study new indoor and outdoor navigation systems, most of the time adapted to pedestrians or public transportation users.
  • Geographical trust engines. A geographical trust engine is a tool able to compute how reliable a collaborative GIS data is.
  • Behavior analysis and danger detection. By combining different contextual data, like the position and the time, we can detect unusual behaviors. For instance we can report if a senior is spending too much time in the bathroom or if he doesn't pass by the kitchen during several days. Danger detections is done by analyzing the sensors of the mobile phone, to detect a fall for instance.


Why to choose us?


  • Good experience in AAL projects (as partner and coordinator)
  • With a total budget of 4M, Switzerland is a safe partner
  • Good business experience
  • Used to work with high quality standards (IS0 9001)
  • Dissemination experience (publication and media)
  • We can provide a full sub-consortium



Contact details


Michel Deriaz, PhD
Phone: +41.22.379.01.04


University of Geneva - TaM R&D group
7 Drize, 1227 Carouge