The JADE project aims to help older people to live independently for longer. It will achieve this through the application of Ambient Assistive technologies to chronic disease management and prevention in elderly.

The project also aims to influence development policy initiatives towards the creation of innovative and affordable ehealth technologies and services to improve the quality life of the elderly.

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The main objectives of this 3-year project are to develop and promote a Common Research Agenda and Joint Action Plan around independent living services and telecare applications as a way of meeting the needs of a healthy ageing population. 

In addition, the project aims to foster transnational scientific cooperation and collaboration between regional assisted living clusters; to share and disseminate knowledge and understanding; and to develop common approaches to enhance research and policy-making in ambient assisted living.