The platform, that was launched in December last year, is on the run for the Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Challenge Prize, which awards €50,000 to the best product or idea that uses internet connectivity and the internet of things (IoT) to empower older adults to achieve the quality of life to which they aspire, socially and independently.

Activ84Health Explorer is designed to allow older people to explore familiar areas from their past by using Google Streetview connected to a bike. As well as stimulating memories, this activity also prompts social interaction at home, while providing a valuable exercise routine. Each user has an individual profile, which lets the platform to take into account both the personal physical and cognitive abilities of the person.

Only 15 projects have made it through the selection process that will now take the finalists to the next stage: attend the Innovation Academy in Brussels, where they will get advice on how to shape their businesses and validate their solutions in the always growing market of health tech solutions.

With the young startup Activ84Health engaged in developing solutions designed to increase the quality of life for older people, hopes are high that this smart solution will pick up the top prize at the AAL Forum, being held at St Gallen, Switzerland, in September.

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By Gabriela Fernández Scala