GAIA and SMART SPACES is a distributed Living Lab around “Gernika-Lumo Silver Lab”, based on the “Smart Spaces” concept:
It is a Living Lab to energize a collaborative ecosystem, between the main actors in the areas of health and well-being for the elderly, giving visibility to its added value at a European and international level and attracting potential key collaborators from both the private and public sectors.
Areas of work: Health & Wellbeing, Social Innovation, Culture and Creativity.
Subsections: Active and Heatlhy Aging, independent living, gender inequality and social inclusion, cultural identity and basque
Gernika City Council, ENoLL
Experts in wellbeing, silver economy, environmental sustainability, exploitation and commercialization.
Regarding stakeholders population, GAIA has access to several Living Lab stakeholders, such as the Gernika-Lumo municipality and Torrezuri Group,as well as, not only elderly healthy people, but also elderly people with Mild Cognitive Dissorders and formal and/or informal caregivers.
Researchers granted Transnational Access to GAIA and Smart Spaces may benefit from the following services:
→ Networking and capacity building: Expert opinion, and advisory services; Grant writing and funding application support service; Innovation network orchestration; Marketing and sales support; Stakeholder (and partner) analysis and mapping. Planning to offer: Capacity building; Temporary research funding; Panel management; Public procurement support services.
→ Project planning and management: Intake and matching; Expert opinion, and advisory services; Living lab project planning and management. Planning to offer: Panel management.
→ Market and competitor intelligence services: Competitor and market analysis and benchmarking; Expert opinion, and advisory services; Stakeholder (and partner) analysis and mapping. Planning to offer: Access to data; Foresighting (trends, weak signals and wild cards); Legal, regulation and safety standard support; Post-market surveillance and market acceptance testing.
→ Co-creation: Co-creation session; Expert opinion, and advisory services; Stakeholder (and partner) analysis and mapping. Planning to offer: Foresighting (trends, weak signals and wild cards); Legal, regulation and safety standard support; Public procurement support services.
→ Testing and validation: Expert opinion, and advisory services; Idea selection and testing; Impact assessment and validation test; Prototyping test; Small-scale real-life testing and experimentation; Usability testing. Planning to offer: Concept and proof-of-concept tests – concept feasibility study; Large-scale real-life testing and piloting; Post-market surveillance and market acceptance testing; Simulation test.
→ Advisory services: Expert opinion, and advisory services. Planning to offer: Public procurement support services; Legal, regulation and safety standard support.
→ Marketing and sales support: Expert opinion, and advisory services. Planning to offer: Legal, regulation and safety standard support; Marketing and sales support; Public procurement support services.
Visit our Living Lab Harmonisation Wiki Page for detailed descriptions of the Research & Development services that Living Labs offer.
Researchers at GAIA and Smart Spaces have access to the following technologies and devices:
→Assisting Technology: Walking speed (Xiaomi MiBand5, Galaxy Watch 3)
→Biometrics: Heart rate (Xiaomi MiBand5, Galaxy Watch 3)
→Other: Balance measurement with the help of a Smart Balance Board.
Visit our Living Lab Harmonisation Wiki Page for more details regarding Living Lab technologies and devices.
The following researcher profiles have been identified as the most suitable to conduct research to GAIA and Smart Spaces (the list is non-exhaustive):
→Policy Makers: Studying the impact of new service models or new collaboration models in healthcare, designing or improving policies, gathering requirements for improving health and wellbeing of citizens, co-creation of research methodologies for policy making.
→Experts in sport science: Experimenting novel training methods, and their effectiveness in various dimensions such as safety, engagement, and physical capabilities. Studying the impact of physical movements in various functions and wellbeing features
→Experts in performing arts: Creative health improvement (e.g., for cognitive decline) through music and dance (example: redesigning public spaces into healthy spaces: test and validate Smart methodologies, products and services through folk dance)
→Business developers: Studying the product-market fit, matching a solution with a societal need, learning about the user acceptance of products and services, as well as about potential products to develop, willingness to pay, business model and ideal route to market
→Experts in applied economics: Evaluating cost and performance in different healthcare processes, situations and public health
→Citizen Scientists / users as co-researchers: User empowerment, training, design, analysis and implementation of strategies and methodologies for user engagement and for raising awareness and generating citizen participation
→Innovation and design management researchers: Ecosystem and innovation management research, social network analysis. Evaluating how health and wellbeing ecosystem operates between different actors at local, regional, national and international level, including also scaling and commercialization.