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Technology at the service of old people

Posted on 03/05/2019
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MWCapital Barcelona , the Barcelona City Council and 5G Barcelon to launch a new call through the program d-LAB to provide innovative technology solutions to improve the quality of life of the elderly.

Approximately 10% of the world population is 60 years old or over, and it is expected that by 2050 the proportion will increase by around 20%. Aging has profound implications in various aspects of everyday life including health, housing, transportation, leisure, communication, and personal and social relationships.

To reverse this situation, the project seeks digital solutions that can have a positive impact on the lives of the elderly , such as living independently, prolonging social activity and mitigating, among others, cognitive impairments.

Each year, the d-LAB program studies the agendas and priorities of international organizations and selects three social challenges through announcements for the presentation of proposals. A committee made up of external experts that support the project with its experience in the fields of technology, business and social impact chooses the winning person from each challenge.

The deadline for submission is May 22 , 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Winning people will be announced in July 2019 and will have the opportunity to develop their proposal in Barcelona, with the financial and operational support of MWCapital Barcelona .