Over the past 3 years, the award-winning MATUROLIFE project has placed creative and artistic co-creational design at the heart of the innovation journey to develop fashionable smart assistive solutions (smart footwear, clothing, and furniture) for older people. The creative co-creational design coupled with advanced innovative materials provided high value, aesthetically pleasing, and functional products for Assistive Technology (AT). Assistive Technology product’s purpose is to improve the quality of life, well-being, and independence for older people without stigma being attached to them and increasing the adoption of smart technology.
As the Horizon2020 funded project draws to a close we will share insights and learnings from the project as well as discuss broader considerations, viewpoints, challenges, and opportunities within the Silver Economy and AT Smart E-Textiles sector.
We would like to welcome contributions from a diverse audience, including industry, academics, innovation practitioners, the public sector, policy-makers, as well as interested members of the public.