The PELOSHA system components will be developed with direct participation of end users in R+D works as an active co-creators. The pilot methodology assumes an incremental approach, where the role and intensity of involvement the users varies to maximize the input and feedback. It is planned to use different types of interaction with end-users to ensure the desirable level of quality of the solution and to meet the expectations of end-users, as follows:

Development Phase (Y1): It is assumed that during further stages in year one, which concern the solution implementation, user requirements will be iteratively clarified and verified with the participation of the users. In order to do this an adaptation of the eInclusion scheme successfully utilized within previous AAL projects will be used: it assumes involving small groups of representatives of end users into frequent, regular meetings (approximately every month) with technical teams responsible for the delivery of system components aimed at verification of designs and their usability. End users in this methodology act as technology experts sharing their critical views and opinions on the proposed designs from the perspective of a potential user of the final product. At this phase of the project representatives of end users will be involved in different co-creation activities adequate to the current status of work including: focus groups, design thinking workshops, requirements discussions with the use of storyboards, surveys, usability sessions etc. Depending on the activity different groups of primary, secondary and possibly also tertiary AAL end users (as defined in AAL Stakeholders and their requirements) will be involved.

Piloting Phase (Y2-Y3): Pilots: Since the second year system testing and validation will be conducted as a pilot involving groups of primary end users in four test sites organized in three countries (Poland, Switzerland and Belgium).

Number of end-users

Minimum number of end-users involved >= 120.

We foresee the following number of users in each phase:

Development Phase: At least 5 different representatives of end users from the test sites will be involved in a number of co-creation activities in the first year of the project dedicated to the intensive development of the system.

Piloting Phase: In the pilot phase of the project (Y2-Y3), 30 end users will be involved in each test site for a period of at least one year per end-user. In case of withdrawal from testing additional users will be recruited

Description of the pilot setting

Each pilot participant will have at least the following: an end user device, a wrist band and an environment monitoring station. In each pilot place a functional rehabilitation station will be available for the need of the pilot group (no matter what kind of needs these might be – fitness or medical).

End users will also provide input towards to business model elaboration – this will be performed with a survey and/or workshop involving primary, secondary and tertiary end user groups.