Project goals

About the project

The ‘SmartyourHome’ project has two strong motivations that relate to the needs of older adults:

1) Older adults are largely excluded from lifelong learning, as specific training for senior citizens is only offered in urban areas, if at all. However, older adults live everywhere.

2) Smart home technologies and services can be of particular benefit to older adults if they are used in a target-group-oriented manner.

The project combines both motivations: Older people will be enabled to understand the characteristics and possibilities of digitisation using the example of smart home concepts and to use them actively. This should enable them to remain autonomous in their own homes as long as possible.


  • Preliminary study on the competences and needs of older adults in the field of Smart Home
  • Development of an online learning space on smart home concepts and on the use and application of smart home technologies
  • Development of smart home solutions by older adults
  • Provision of an online learning platform, where courses and (learning) materials can be accessed
  • Offer e-tutor training for interested older adults, who would like to share their knowledge with other older adults.