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The main results of the SOPHIA platform are:

  1. SOPHIA Social platform: Social platform is essentially the means of communication among experts- seniors who are about to retire or have retired and interested users for the offered services. The platform will categorize all services offered by the professional specialty.
  2. Social Network “on the go” (mobile app): There will be a SOPHIA mobile application in order to support a mobile version of the platform that will be easier accessible to the ones familiar with mobile technology. That mobile application will provide basic services in order to help expert –users to organize their liabilities, such as the date of a seminar etc. More specifically, seniors’ calendar, job organizers and more will be supported through the mobile application.
  3. Alternative Payment System: All the payments should be done through a special payment system, as the senior adult most probably won’t be able to (continue) give receipts. The payments must be done online through a secure payment system like PayPal and our network will transfer the amounts to its member’s accounts, keeping a small percentage commission for being the middleman just like other successful companies do (eBay etc.).  
  4. Behavioural Analysis – Behavioural Pattern Recognition: The data from both experts and end-users will be available for behavioural analysis. Among the consortium members, there will be a group of behavioural experts, including psychologists, who will have the duty to anonymously take and analyse the available data. According to end-users needs and requirements, the platform will give them suggestions like what else they might wish to see or what other help could be suitable for them. In software engineering, behavioural design patterns are design patterns that identify common communication patterns between objects and realize these patterns. By doing so, these patterns increase flexibility in carrying out this communication [8]. As a result, behavioural design patterns  can be brought in public showing things like which professions need more the expertise of someone experienced, in which areas people need more information so that society can organize public seminars, possible hiring senior adults to speak etc
  5. Multi-modal Senior-friendly interface: An HTML5 front-end will be offered enabling expert –users and end-users to interact with the system via web but also through their extensively used devices such as SmartTV, smartphone etc.

 

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The project SOPHIA is co-funded by the AAL Joint Programme (Ref. AAL-2013-6-119) and the National Authorities and R&D programs in Cyprus, Spain (Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo - Ref: AAL-010000-2014-8) & Slovenia

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