About E2C

The objective for the Express to Connect (E2C) consortium is to transform the proven concept of the Storytable® working in an institutional frame, and develop, test and deploy a personal version valuable in a private home setting. This is done by applying specific, relevant media-content and social media principles (as seen on for instance YouTube and Facebook), which are not broadly used by elderly people today. With personal storytelling as an enabler for unfolding one’s own creative potential as a driver for story and interest-based social interaction among elderly people and the caring community the personal story table helps elderly people in living more joyful and satisfying lives.

The Express to Connect proposal addresses the overall European challenge of preventing loneliness and isolation amongst elderly people as stated in this AAL-call. The E2C solution is targeted at a point in the service ecology (value chain) where it can contribute to a decrease in care- and health related social costs, and a rise in quality of life among elderly people. There is no tradition of stipulating the social cost of loneliness and isolation among elderly people. Never the less it seems to be of great relevance to advance in this area. The E2C project will as an integrated part of the project develop clear estimates of the cost of loneliness and isolation, and thereby create a firm understanding of the commercial potential in an E2C solution preventing loneliness.

The Express to Connect consortium will apply a user-driven innovation approach to the development of the new solution, which ensures the final result will be aligned with the important needs of elderly people at risk of loneliness and isolation.